• (British) IPA: /dɪspəˈzɛʃn̩/


  1. The act of dispossessing someone of something.
  2. The casting out of an evil spirit that has possessed someone; exorcism.
    • 1971, Keith Thomas (historian), Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 462:
      There had been a series of such dispossessions since the beginning of Elizabeth's reign involving many clergy, particularly those of vehement Protestant sympathies.

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