Dispossess Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Dispossess.

Dispossess (verb)

  1. To remove or force out someone from a property, often through legal means. This can occur if a person no longer has a legal right or claim to the property. It can also refer to the act of depriving someone of their possessions. Example: The landlord may seek to dispossess a tenant for failing to pay rent on time.