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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·pos·sess v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispossessed p. pr. & vb. n. Dispossessing.]  To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.
    Usurp the land, and dispossess the swain.   --Goldsmith.
    made a living out of shepherding dispossessed people from one country to another --James Stern
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dispossessed
      adj : physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security;
            "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from
            one country to another"- James Stern [syn: homeless,
            roofless]