Possession - (n.) The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
Possession - (n.) The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
Possession - (n.) The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
Possession - (n.) The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
Possession - (v. t.) To invest with property.
Dispossession - (n.) The act of putting out of possession; the state of being dispossessed.
Dispossession - (n.) The putting out of possession, wrongfully or otherwise, of one who is in possession of a freehold, no matter in what title; -- called also ouster.
Possessionary - (a.) Of or pertaining to possession; arising from possession.
Possessioner - (n.) A possessor; a property holder.
Possessioner - (n.) An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.
Prepossession - (n.) Preoccupation; prior possession.
Prepossession - (n.) Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; -- generally, but not always, used in a favorable sense; as, the prepossessions of childhood.
Repossession - (n.) The act or the state of possessing again.
Self-possession - (n.) The possession of one's powers; calmness; self-command; presence of mind; composure.
Possession - n. 1 possessing or being possessed. 2 thing possessed. 3 holding or occupancy. 4 law power or control similar to ownership but which may exist separately from it (prosecuted for possession of drugs). 5 (in pl.) Property, wealth, subject territory, etc. 6 football etc. Control of the ball by a player.
Vacant possession - n. Ownership of an unoccupied house etc.
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