In fact, "the whole question of expropriation is tacitly ignored in the literature of Christian Socialism."
The expropriation of peasants is in full swing in Austria also.
Let us suppose that in a certain country a limited form of expropriation is effected.
A new system of expropriation has been adopted since 1910 by the City.
Let us see what the Socialist poets think of the expropriation of property-owners.
They will destroy the State, and will urge on the people to the expropriation of the rich.
We knew nothing of that process of expropriation and the exploitation of labor which is giving the world the Servile State.
For, after all, it is interest which impoverishes the peasant and leads to his expropriation.
What is the law of expropriation on the ground of public utility, which everybody favors, and which is even thought too lenient?
Consequently, the expropriation of the capitalists would bring no direct and pecuniary gain to the labouring classes.
mid-15c., "renunciation of worldly goods," from Medieval Latin expropriationem (nominative expropriatio), noun of action from Late Latin expropriare "deprive of property," from ex- "away from" (see ex-) + propriare "to appropriate" (see appropriate). Sense of "a taking of someone's property," especially for public use, is from 1848; as Weekley puts it, "Current sense of organized theft appears to have arisen among Ger. socialists."
1610s, back-formation from expropriation, or from earlier adjective (mid-15c.), or from Medieval Latin expropriatus, past participle of expropriare "to deprive of one's own." Related: Expropriated; expropriating.
The taking over of private property by a government, often without fair compensation but usually with a legal assertion that the government has a right to do so.