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  1. expropriation

    • IPA[ɪkˌsprəʊprɪˈeɪʃn]

    英式

    • n.
      the action by the state or an authority of taking property from its owner for public use or benefit;the action of dispossessing someone of property
    • noun: expropriation, plural noun: expropriations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. the action by the state or an authority of taking property from its owner for public use or benefit the decree provided for the expropriation of church land and buildings the expropriation of assets by the government
    • the action of dispossessing someone of property a popular movement aiming at the expropriation of the landowners and the overthrow of the autocracy