(noun) the action of the state in taking or modifying the property rights of an individual in the exercise of its sovereignty; differs from eminent domain in that it can also refer to private property taken by a private entity authorised by the government
in a capitalist socio-economic order it operated as an ‘expropriated state’ devoid of the resources it needed to carry out its tasks
the brief periods of chaotic expropriation that have always undermined the development of Latin America
Over the course of three decades, this small community (pop. 2,700) has built up a ‘communist utopia’ that has expropriated land, built its own housing and co-operatives, kept living costs low, and provided work for everyone.
on Marinaleda, Spain
wine cannot be an entirely happy substance, unless we wrongfully forget that it is also the product of an expropriation
the toys are recognizably like commodities, expropriated from the one who makes them and sent out to travel a long (but never infinite) chain of transactions before they can be allowed to resume their unremarkable existence as objects of use or enjoyment
on a story that Karl Marx would tell his daughter Eleanor about a toy shop
the imposition of a negative real interest rate--effectively a wealth tax--on all forms of financial wealth expropriates the incomes of savers and might alter expectations of future effective rates of wealth taxes.