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 for deprivation
From 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;
        [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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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

From 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. 

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