expropriation

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expropriate +‎ -ion

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expropriation (countable and uncountable, plural expropriations)

  1. The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to private property; the act of depriving of private propriety rights.
    • Montagu, Walter, Devout Essaies.
      The soul of man then is capable of a state of much peace and equanimity, in the exterior bands and agitations; but this capacity is rather an effect of the expropriation of our
      reason, then a vertue resulting from her single capacity.

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Noun[edit]

expropriation f (plural expropriations)

  1. expropriation, confiscation, seizure
  2. (law) eminent domain, compulsory purchase

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