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Meaning of POSSESSION

Pronunciation:  pu'zeshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  anything owned or possessed
  2. [n]  the act of possessing; "they took possession of the ball"
  3. [n]  a mania restricted to one thing or idea
  4. [n]  being controlled by passion or the supernatural
 

POSSESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: monomania, ownership
 
 See Also: assets, belongings, cacoethes, circumstances, control, dominion, enchantment, holding, holding, keeping, liabilities, mania, material possession, passion, property, province, retention, spell, territorial dominion, territory, trance, transferred possession, transferred property, treasure, white elephant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pos*ses"sion\, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.]
    1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
    
    2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in
       one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy;
       ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
    
    Note: Possession may be either actual or constructive;
          actual, when a party has the immediate occupancy;
          constructive, when he has only the right to such
          occupancy.
    
    3. The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or
       controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate;
       wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
    
             When the young man heard that saying, he went away
             sorrowful, for he had great possessions. --Matt.
                                                   xix. 22.
    
             Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.
                                                   --Acts v. 1.
    
             The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
                                                   --Ob. 17.
    
    4. The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil
       spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as,
       demoniacal possession.
    
             How long hath this possession held the man? --Shak.
    
    {To give possession}, to put in another's power or occupancy.
    
    
    {To put in possession}.
       (a) To invest with ownership or occupancy; to provide or
           furnish with; as, to put one in possession of facts or
           information.
       (b) (Law) To place one in charge of property recovered in
           ejectment or writ of entry.
    
    {To take possession}, to enter upon, or to bring within one's
       power or occupancy.
    
    {Writ of possession} (Law), a precept directing a sheriff to
       put a person in peaceable possession of property recovered
       in ejectment or writ of entry.
    
    
  2. \Pos*ses"sion\, v. t.
    To invest with property. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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