Deprive Definition

dĭ-prīv
deprived, deprives, depriving
verb
deprived, deprives, depriving
To take something away from forcibly; dispossess.
To deprive someone of his property.
Webster's New World
To keep from having, using, or enjoying.
To be deprived of one's rights.
Webster's New World
To remove from office, esp. ecclesiastical office.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Deprive

  • Middle English depriven from Old French depriver from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre Latin dē- de- Latin prīvāre to rob (from prīvus alone, without per1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvō, from Latin + prīvō.

    From Wiktionary

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