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Possession meaning

possession - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of having and controlling property
  2. 2. ( sport) the act of controlling the ball ( or puck); " they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"
  3. 3. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
  4. 4. a territory that is controllled by a ruling state
  5. 5. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
  6. 6. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
  7. 7. The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
  8. 8. The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
  9. 9. To invest with property.
  10. 10. Act of possessing; anything owned; control by an evil spirit.

possession - examples of usage

  1. There have been men who had money in their possession at the time of engaging, who did not purchase their outfit from us. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. I have it in my possession, because I have not seen Mr. Sievwright since. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 7978. The men are not always in possession of ready money? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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