verb If you are dispossessed of something that you own, especially land or buildings, it is taken away from you. [be V-ed + of] ⇒ ...people who were dispossessed of their land under apartheid. [V n] ⇒ They settled the land, dispossessing many of its original inhabitants. [V-ed] ⇒ Droves of dispossessed people emigrated to Canada. [Also V n + of/from]
The dispossessed are people who are dispossessed. ⇒ ...the plight of the poor and the dispossessed.
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