• (America) IPA: /pɹaɪˈveɪʃən/


  1. (philosophy) The state of being deprived of or lacking an attribute formerly or properly possessed; the loss or absence of such an attribute.
  2. The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life.
  3. The act of depriving someone of such basic necessities; deprivation.
  4. (obsolete) Degradation or suspension from an office.
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