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From Middle English depryven, from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvō, from Latin dē- + prīvō. Displaced native Old English berēafian.
deprive (third-person singular simple present deprives, present participle depriving, simple past and past participle deprived)
- (transitive) To take something away from (someone) and keep it away; to deny someone something.
- 1900, L. Frank Baum, chapter 23, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:
- "By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
- 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 260a.
- If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.
- (transitive) To degrade (a clergyman) from office.
- (transitive) To bereave.
- depriver (agent noun)
take something away; deny someone of something
- ^ "depryve", The Original Writings and Correspondence of the Two Richard Hakluyts, Volumes 1-2
- ^ "deprieve", Hyland, Franc.E. Excommunication, Its Nature, Historical Development and Effects. 1928.
- ^ "deprieve", Molinos, Miguel de. The Spiritual Guide: Which Disintangles the Soul, and Brings It by the Inward Way, to the Getting of Perfect Contemplation, and the Rich Treasure of Internal Peace. Written by Dr. Michael De Molinos, Priest. With a Short Treatise Concerning Daily Communion by the Same Author. Translated from the Italian Copy Printed at Venice, 1685. The Second Edition. This May Be Reprinted, C.N. May 2. 1688. Printed for Tho. Fabian, at the Bible in St. Pauls Church-Yard, a Corner Shop next Cheapside, 1688.
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