deprivation


noun

  1. the act of depriving.
  2. the fact of being deprived.
  3. dispossession; loss.
  4. removal from ecclesiastical office.
  5. privation.

noun

  1. an act or instance of depriving
  2. the state of being deprivedsocial deprivation; a cycle of deprivation and violence
n.

mid-15c., “removal from office or position,” from Medieval Latin deprivationem (nominative deprivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deprivare (see deprive).

n.

  1. The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.

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