expropriation

[ eks-proh-pree-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF expropriation

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Now, what we fear with regard to Expropriation is exactly the contrary.

The expropriation of peasants is in full swing in Austria also.

A new system of expropriation has been adopted since 1910 by the City.

They will destroy the State, and will urge on the people to the expropriation of the rich.

Expropriation can only be undertaken in the common interest and in virtue of a law.

Henceforth, the promptness of expropriation will save him from total ruin.

For, after all, it is interest which impoverishes the peasant and leads to his expropriation.

But what is the use of an expropriation, which only means one thing, if a division to all is to follow it?

Consequently, the expropriation of the capitalists would bring no direct and pecuniary gain to the labouring classes.

The expropriation commenced in 1888 and continued up to end of 1892, and the prices paid were far in excess of estimate.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "renunciation of worldly goods," from Medieval Latin expropriationem (nominative expropriatio), noun of action from Late Latin expropriare "deprive of property," from ex- "away from" (see ex-) + propriare "to appropriate" (see appropriate). Sense of "a taking of someone's property," especially for public use, is from 1848; as Weekley puts it, "Current sense of organized theft appears to have arisen among Ger. socialists."

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