De*prive"(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Depriving.] [LL. deprivare, deprivatium, to divest of office; L. de- + privare to bereave, deprive: cf. OF. depriver. See Private.] 1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life.Shak.
2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
God hath deprived her of wisdom.Job xxxix. 17.
It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself.Macaulay.
3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
A minister deprived for inconformity.Bacon.
Syn. -- To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.
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