Pronunciation: (dis-plāst'), [key]
1. lacking a home, country, etc.
2. moved or put out of the usual or proper place.
(used with a pl. v.) persons who lack a home, as through political exile, destruction of their previous shelter, or lack of financial resources (usually prec. by the): After the earthquake, the displaced were temporarily housed in armories.
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