pos·ses·sion noun \-ˈze-shən also -ˈse-\
: the condition of having or owning something
: something that is owned or possessed by someone
law : the crime of having something that is illegal (such as a drug or weapon)
a : the act of having or taking into control
b : control or occupancy of property without regard to ownership
c : ownership
d : control of the ball or puck; also : an instance of having such control (as in football) <scored on their first two possessions>
: something owned, occupied, or controlled : property
Examples of POSSESSION
- The city can take possession of the abandoned buildings.
- She came into possession of a rare silver coin.
- The family lost all of its possessions in the fire.
- This ring was my mother's most precious possession.
- The defendant was charged with heroin possession.
First Known Use of POSSESSION
Rhymes with POSSESSION
, bull session
, jam session
, skull session
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