- evicted, as from a dwelling, land, etc.; ousted.
- without property, status, etc., as wandering or displaced persons; rootless; disfranchised.
- having suffered the loss of expectations, prospects, relationships, etc.; disinherited; disaffiliated; alienated: The modern city dweller may feel spiritually dispossessed.
verb (used with object)
- to put (a person) out of possession, especially of real property; oust.
- to banish.
- to abandon ownership of (a building), especially as a bad investment: Landlords have dispossessed many old tenement buildings.
- (tr) to take away possession of something, esp property; expel