Definitions of deprivation

  1. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Act of depriving: state of being deprived: loss: bereavement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Act of depriving; loss; want. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of depriving, or the state of being deprived. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of depriving; a state of being deprived; loss; bereavement; deposition from the clerical order or a benefice in the Church. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for deprivation

  1. You were willing to die, in order to save that man's life; and you can certainly summon fortitude to endure five years' deprivation of his society; sustained by the hope that having thereby purchased his security, you may yet reap the reward your heart demands, reunion with its worthless, degraded idol. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  2. She had no sentimental dispositions towards deprivation and wretchedness. – Hetty's Strange History by Anonymous