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possessory

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adjective pos·ses·so·ry \pə-ˈze-sə-rē, -ˈzes-rē also -ˈse-sə-rē or -ˈses-rē\

Definition of possessory

  1. 1 :  of, arising from, or having the nature of possession <possessory rights>

  2. 2 :  having possession

  3. 3 :  characteristic of a possessor :  possessive



15th Century

First Known Use of possessory

15th century

Rhymes with possessory


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possessory

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adjective pos·ses·so·ry \pə-ˈze-sə-rē\

Legal Definition of possessory

  1. 1 :  of, arising from, involving, or having the nature of possession <possessory rights> <a possessory action>

  2. 2 :  having possession <a possessory owner>




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