Deprive 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.] [1913 Webster]

'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

God hath deprived her of wisdom. --Job xxxix. 17. [1913 Webster]

It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical. [1913 Webster]

A minister deprived for inconformity. --Bacon.

Syn: To strip; despoil; rob; abridge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.