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ex‧pro‧pri‧ate/ɪkˈsprəʊprieɪt $ -ˈsproʊ-/ verb [TRANSITIVE] formal
[date : 1500-1600; Language : Medieval Latin; Origin : past participle of expropriare, from Latin proprius 'your own']
1. if a government or someone in authority expropriates your private property, they take it away for public use
2. to take something from someone illegally in order to use it
—expropriation /ɪkˌsprəʊpriˈeɪʃən $ -ˌsproʊ-/ noun [UNCOUNTABLE AND COUNTABLE]
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The police station is in a private home that the Communists expropriated in 1948.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Campbell reported that it would require $ 375, 000 to expropriate the land needed.
▪ If it were to expropriate their property it would have to compensate them with scarce foreign exchange.
▪ The exclusion of properties expropriated before 1949 from restitution was inevitable.
▪ The grateful colonists used the opportunity to expropriate the cattle and other assets of the fugitives.
▪ Their ideas could be expropriated as freely and easily as blackberries from a hedge in summer.
▪ Then, in the 1970s, the government expropriated thousands of acres of ejido land nationwide to promote tourism and other development.
▪ They wanted to expropriate a three-mile strip along the river, 159 acres in size.
▪ Where it could, it expropriated resources by simple edict.