non·​pos·​ses·​sion ˌnän-pə-ˈze-shən How to pronounce nonpossession (audio)
 also  -ˈse-
plural nonpossessions
: an absence or lack of possession
charged with nonpossession of a valid driver's license

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpossession was in 1833

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“Nonpossession.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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