DEPRIVE, verb transitive [Latin To take away.]
1. To take from; to bereave of something possessed or enjoyed; followed by of; as, to deprive a man of sight; to deprive one of strength, of reason, or of property. This has a general signification, applicable to a lawful or unlawful taking.
God hath deprived her of wisdom. Job 39:17.
2. To hinder from possessing or enjoying; to debar.
From his face I shall be hid, deprived of his blessed countenance.
[This use of the word is not legitimate, but common.]
3. To free or release from.
4. To divest of an ecclesiastical preferment, dignity or office; to divest of orders; as a bishop, prebend or vicar.