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Synonyms for dispossession

the condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have

Synonyms for dispossession

the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law

freeing from evil spirits

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In June 1955, despite the overwhelming evidence of colonial land dispossession from the African people, the Freedom Charter, which Zephania Mothopeng, a veteran of the African liberation struggle in South Africa called "notorious", emerged.
The levels of dispossession and destitution increased dramatically with the imposition of "Aryanization" policies (confiscation of businesses, wealth, and property), which also reduced the budget of the Association.
I can only hope that we are justified by the law and we can see an end to the unfair and unjust dispossession of our hard-earned fortunes.
Britain has a historic responsibility, which continues to this current day, for the dispossession and suffering of Palestinians.
Economic Women: Essays on Desire and Dispossession in Nineteenth-Century British Culture
If the law wins final approval, as it appears it will, it would cause the forceful displacement of 40,00070,000 Arab Bedouins from the Negev, the confiscation of 800,000 dunams of Arab land, the razing to the ground of 36 or more Arab villages, and the dispossession of another generation of Palestinians.
Besides the existing provision of defining dispossession from land and water as a crime, denial of enjoyment of forest rights, destruction of crops and taking away of the produce will also come under the same category.
planned displacement, dispossession and eviction of tens of thousands of
The influx of Damascus Palestinians displaced into the camp by Asad and dispossession of thousands of Negev Bedouins by Israel also featured high on Abu-Ardat's-Bahiyyeh Hariri talks.
In case of total dispossession the purchaser may claim from the seller and have recourse against him in respect of the value of the loss sustained and loss of profit because of the dispossession of the thing sold.
Goffman explains how a person's self is mortified in total institutions by processes such as role dispossession; programming and identity trimming; dispossession of property, name and "identity kit"; imposition of degrading postures, stances and deference patterns; contaminative exposure; disruption of the usual relation of individual actor and his acts; and restrictions on self-determination, autonomy and freedom of action.
Dispossession explores in depth how seven of these contemporary authors deploy tropes of haunting and possession in one or, in the case of Dionne Brand, several of their works.
Yet a clutch of nave academics tell us his like are the children of dispossession, their outrages to be overlooked because they are hapless victims "of the system".
A gripping tale of dispossession and belonging, treachery and loyalty, endurance and bravery, Out of It follows the lives of Rashid and Iman as they try to forge places for themselves in the midst of occupation, the growing divide between Palestinian factions, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
He said the demolition figures represent a "dramatic" increase from previous years and that tens of thousands of people remain under threat of dispossession, demolition, and displacement.