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Definition of DEPRIVATION

2 definitions found:

Deprivation \Dep`ri*va"tion\, n. [LL. deprivatio.]
     1. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity. [1913 Webster]

     2. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Deprivation may be a beneficio or ab officio; the first takes away the living, the last degrades and deposes from the order. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprivation": abnegation, abridgment, absence, awayness, banishment, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, bereavement, blackballing, blank, cashiering, contradiction, cost, curtailment, damage, dead loss, debit, declension, declination, declinature, declining, deconsecration, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, defrocking, degradation, demotion, denial, denudation, depluming, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivement, despoilment, destitution, destruction, dethronement, detriment, disagreement, disallowance, disassembly, disbarment, disbarring, disburdening, disburdenment, disclaimer, disclamation, discrownment, disenthronement, disentitlement, disfellowship, dismantlement, dismemberment, dismissal, disobedience, displacement, displuming, dispossession, dissent, divestment, drought, emptiness, empty purse, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expense, expulsion, extradition, famine, firing, forced resignation, forfeit, forfeiture, fugitation, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, holding back, homelessness, impeachment, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, injury, kicking upstairs, lack, liquidation, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, mendicancy, moneylessness, nay, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, negation, negative, negative answer, negativeness, negativity, neverness, nihility, nix, no, nonacceptance, nonbeing, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonentity, nonexistence, nonobservance, nonoccurrence, nonpresence, nonreality, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nowhereness, nullity, omission, ostracism, ostracization, ousting, outlawing, outlawry, overthrow, overthrowal, pauperism, pauperization, pensioning off, penury, perdition, pinch, privation, purge, recantation, refusal, rejection, relegation, relieving, removal, repudiation, retention, retirement, robbery, ruin, rustication, sacrifice, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, spoliation, starvation, stripping, subtraction, superannuation, suspension, taking away, thumbs-down, total loss, transportation, turndown, unactuality, unchurching, undoing, unfrocking, unreality, unseating, unwillingness, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void, want, wantage, withholding

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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