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expropriate (verb), expropriates; expropriated; expropriating
To take property or money from someone, either legally for the public good or illegally by theft or fraud: The local government had no other choice than to expropriate a strip of land from its owner in order to build a useful road for the other residents in the area.
To take something from someone for public use.
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