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NOUN (3)

1. a state of extreme poverty;
[syn: privation, want, deprivation, neediness]

2. the disadvantage that results from losing something;
- Example: "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"
- Example: "losing him is no great deprivation"
[syn: loss, deprivation]

3. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;
- Example: "nutritional privation"
- Example: "deprivation of civil rights"
[syn: privation, deprivation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deprivation \Dep`ri*va"tion\, n. [LL. deprivatio.] 1. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity. [1913 Webster] Note: Deprivation may be a beneficio or ab officio; the first takes away the living, the last degrades and deposes from the order. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deprivation n 1: a state of extreme poverty [syn: privation, want, deprivation, neediness] 2: the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation" [syn: loss, deprivation] 3: act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights" [syn: privation, deprivation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprivation": abnegation, abridgment, absence, awayness, banishment, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, bereavement, blackballing, blank, cashiering, contradiction, cost, curtailment, damage, dead loss, debit, declension, declination, declinature, declining, deconsecration, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, defrocking, degradation, demotion, denial, denudation, depluming, deportation, deposal, deposition, deprivement, despoilment, destitution, destruction, dethronement, detriment, disagreement, disallowance, disassembly, disbarment, disbarring, disburdening, disburdenment, disclaimer, disclamation, discrownment, disenthronement, disentitlement, disfellowship, dismantlement, dismemberment, dismissal, disobedience, displacement, displuming, dispossession, dissent, divestment, drought, emptiness, empty purse, exclusion, excommunication, exile, expatriation, expense, expulsion, extradition, famine, firing, forced resignation, forfeit, forfeiture, fugitation, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, holding back, homelessness, impeachment, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, injury, kicking upstairs, lack, liquidation, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, mendicancy, moneylessness, nay, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, negation, negative, negative answer, negativeness, negativity, neverness, nihility, nix, no, nonacceptance, nonbeing, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonentity, nonexistence, nonobservance, nonoccurrence, nonpresence, nonreality, nonsubsistence, not-being, nothingness, nowhereness, nullity, omission, ostracism, ostracization, ousting, outlawing, outlawry, overthrow, overthrowal, pauperism, pauperization, pensioning off, penury, perdition, pinch, privation, purge, recantation, refusal, rejection, relegation, relieving, removal, repudiation, retention, retirement, robbery, ruin, rustication, sacrifice, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, spoliation, starvation, stripping, subtraction, superannuation, suspension, taking away, thumbs-down, total loss, transportation, turndown, unactuality, unchurching, undoing, unfrocking, unreality, unseating, unwillingness, vacancy, vacuity, vacuum, void, want, wantage, withholding
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DEPRIVATION, ecclesiastical Punishment. A censure by which a clergyman is deprived of his parsonage, vicarage, or other ecclesiastical promotion or dignity. Vide Ayliffe's Parerg. 206; 1 Bl. Com. 393.