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ex·pro·pri·ate
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tr.v.:
ex·pro·pri·at·ed, ex·pro·pri·at·ing,
ex·pro·pri·ates

(1) To deprive of possession:

(2) To transfer (another's property) to
oneself.


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Medieval Latin exproprire, exproprit- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin proprire, to appropriate (from proprius, one's own. See proper).
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ex·propri·ation n.
ex·propri·ator n.
ex·propri·a·tory (--tôr, -tr) adj.
expropriated the property owners who lived in the path of the new highway.
by Bunny McTitties April 05, 2004
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