Wednesday, June 13, 2012

words that begin with ex- expropriate

Another EX- word today! Let's look at the amazing word


What is it? Well, in Polish we translate it as wywłaszczać, skonfiskować, zabierać, zagarnąć. In English we could define this word as to confiscate, to take away, to deprive someone of ownership...

Let's take a look at a few examples from the Net:
  • A woman whose flat in Cospicua was expropriated by the Commissioner of Lands has been awarded €50000 in compensation, six times more...
  • Notably, in 1945, by decree of General Charles de Gaulle based on the untried accusations of collaboration, the Renault company was expropriated from...
  • Another UK company that owned a Hato and used to produce meat to export to UK was expropriated.
  • Before it was expropriated from Spain's Repsol oil company, YPF used the Stela Polaris, which flies...
  • The family Hugo von Hofmannsthal was expropriated in 1938 and emigrated to England.
  • This Quinta, originally part of the 'British Country Club', was expropriated by the Government in 1980.      
My question to you:
Has anything ever been expropriated from you? What were the circumstances?

Looking forward to your posts impatiently!   

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