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Possession

Possession Meaning & Definition
Possession Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Possession?

[n] anything owned or possessed
[n] the act of possessing; "they took possession of the ball"
[n] a mania restricted to one thing or idea
[n] being controlled by passion or the supernatural

Synonyms | Synonyms for Possession: monomania | ownership

Related Terms | Find terms related to Possession: aberration | abnormality | accessories | acquest | acquire | acquisition | affluence | alienation | ally | aplomb | appointments | appurtenances | archduchy | archdukedom | assets | assurance | baggage | balance | bedevilment | belongings | bewitchery | bewitchment | body politic | bottomless purse | brain damage | brainsickness | buffer state | bulging purse | captivation | captive nation | capture | care | chattels | chieftaincy | chieftainry | city-state | claiming | clouded mind | colony | commonweal | commonwealth | complex | composure | compulsion | confidence | conquer | constraint | control | country | county | craziness | custody | daftness | dementedness | dementia | derangement | discipline | disorientation | distraction | domain | dominion | duchy | duds | dukedom | earldom | easy circumstances | effects | embarras de richesses | empery | empire | enchantment | entrancement | equability | equanimity | equilibrium | equipment | estate and effects | fascination | fixation | fixed idea | fixtures | folie | fortune | free city | furnishings | furniture | furor | gold | goods | grand duchy | guardianship | handsome fortune | hang-up | havings | hereditament | high income | high tax bracket | hold | holding | holdings | hypercathexis | idee fixe | illusion | impedimenta | incorporeal hereditament | independence | insaneness | insanity | irrationality | irresistible impulse | keeping | kingdom | land | lares and penates | level head | levelheadedness | loss of mind | loss of reason | lucre | lunacy | luxuriousness | madness | mammon | mandant | mandate | mandated territory | mandatee | mandatory | mania | material wealth | maya | mental deficiency | mental derangement | mental disease | mental disorder | mental disturbance | mental illness | mental instability | mental sickness | mind overthrown | mindsickness | money | money to burn | moneybags | monomania | morbid drive | movables | nation | nationality | obsession | obsessive compulsion | obtain | occupy | oddness | opulence | opulency | ownership | paraphernalia | pelf | pixilation | poise | polis | polity | possessions | possessorship | power | preoccupation | prepossession | presence of mind | principality | principate | properties | property | proprietary | proprietorship | prosperity | prosperousness | protection | protectorate | province | puppet government | puppet regime | queerness | rabidness | realm | reasonlessness | reception | repossess | republic | restraint | riches | richness | ruling passion | satellite | secure | seize | self-assurance | self-command | self-confidence | self-conquest | self-control | self-denial | self-discipline | self-government | self-mastery | self-possession | self-restraint | seneschalty | senselessness | settlement | shattered mind | sick mind | sickness | six-figure income | sovereign nation | spirit control | state | strangeness | substance | sultanate | superpower | take | taking | taking away | taking possession | tangibles | tenure | territory | theft | things | tic | title | toparchia | toparchy | trappings | treasure | tricks | unbalance | unbalanced mind | unsaneness | unsound mind | unsoundness | unsoundness of mind | upper bracket | wealth | wealthiness | well-regulated mind | win | witchery | witlessness

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

Possession In Webster's Dictionary

\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.
\Pos*ses"sion\, v. t. To invest with property. [Obs.]

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