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Definition of posession

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1. possession [ n ] the act of possessing
Examples: "they took possession of the ball"

Used in print:

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Therefore , if the sense_of_touch is functioning normally and there is a complete absence of spatial awareness in a psychically blind person when the eyes are closed and an object is handled , the conclusion seems unavoidable that touch by itself cannot focus and take possession of the third-dimensionality of things and that actual sight or visual representations are necessary .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Cook had discovered a beef in his possession a_few days earlier and , when he could not show the hide , arrested him .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

When we got there , Trig and the Negro were quarreling over possession of a gold crucifix around the neck of a wounded Filipino .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

With shout and slow dance , with tears and song , with scream and contortion , the corner group was beset by hysteria and shivering , wailing , shouting , possession of something that seemed like an alien and outside force .

Synonyms possession ownership Related Terms control retention constructive_possession criminal_possession actual_possession own

2. possession [ n ] anything owned or possessed

Used in print:

(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)

As used in this Act , the term ' saline water ' includes sea_water , brackish water , and other mineralized or chemically charged water , and the term ' United_States ' extends to and includes the District_of_Columbia , the Commonwealth of Puerto_Rico , and the territories and possessions of the United_States .

the term `` State '' includes the Commonwealth of Puerto_Rico and any possession of the United_States ; and the term `` commerce '' means commerce between any State and any place outside thereof , or between points within the same State but through any place outside thereof .

Synonyms possession Related Terms territory property ownership asset treasure liability circumstances white_elephant liabilities assets transferred_property own_right

3. possession [ n ] being controlled by passion or the supernatural

Synonyms possession Related Terms enchantment

4. possession [ n ] (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
Examples: "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"

Synonyms possession Related Terms control sport

5. possession [ n ] the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

Synonyms self-will willpower possession self-command self-possession self-control Related Terms resoluteness nerves presence_of_mind

6. possession [ n ] a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

Synonyms possession Related Terms territory Gilbert_and_Ellice_Islands French_Polynesia british_virgin_islands american_virgin_islands Faroe_Islands Macao

7. possession [ n ] a mania restricted to one thing or idea

Synonyms possession monomania Related Terms mania

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