Definition of expropriate in English:
- The state or a competent body or organ authorised by law may expropriate property in the public interest subject to the payment of just compensation.
- There, a family alleged that its property was expropriated by the Egyptian government in 1977 and then, in 1993, sold to Coca Cola.
- Governments expropriate private property all the time, and they always have.
- Economic progress was thus fastest in England, where landlords expropriated the peasants and created a dynamic agrarian capitalism.
- The entire wealth of the people was expropriated.
- In that way the tourist will not be expropriating the thief of the camera because it doesn't belong to him (the thief) in the first place.
late 16th century: from medieval Latin expropriat- 'taken from the owner', from the verb expropriare, from ex- 'out, from' + proprium 'property', neuter singular of proprius 'own'.
- Example sentences
- He then goes on to outline a program of nationalization, suggesting a revival of the old rallying cry to ‘expropriate the expropriators.’
- In the fullness of time these workers would rise up and expropriate the expropriators.
- For hundreds of years, in fact, the intellectual classes have demanded the expropriation and even the extermination of capitalistic expropriators.
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