Pronunciation: (dis-plās'), [key]
—v.t., -placed, -plac•ing.
1. to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
2. to move or put out of the usual or proper place.
3. to take the place of; replace; supplant: Fiction displaces fact.
4. to remove from a position, office, or dignity.
5. Obs.to rid oneself of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.