A Word A Day : Expropriate
Thursday, 13th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb )
Pronunciation : ek-spro'pre-at
1. To deprive of possession
2. To transfer (another's property) to oneself
3. To take quick and forcible possession of
Medieval Latin expropriare, expropriat- : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin propriare, to appropriate - from proprius, one's own
• He expropriated
the property owners who lived in the path of the new highway.
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