- scored on their first two possessions
Examples of possession in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of possession from the Web
Two men were arrested Wednesday after they were allegedly caught in possession of almost 60 pounds of methamphetamine at a Fuddruckers near Katy Mills Mall.
Winston, 41, is now charged in U.S. District Court with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The man pictured, Marqual Montgomery, is wanted for being a felon in possession of firearm or ammunition.
This policy also applies to searches of business organizations where such searches involve materials in the possession of individuals serving in the capacity of legal advisor to the organization.
Thanks to the Miami Heat’s loss Monday night, the Bucks (44-37) sit in sole possession of sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
As the first half wore on, Chievo drifted deeper and deeper, inviting on pressure from Napoli as the team from Verona struggled to gain a foothold in the game - with so few spells in possession, Chievo looked at risk of tiring.
Collins pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and felon in possession of a firearm, records show.
Five men were arrested on suspicion of charges that included possessing drugs for sale with a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, operating a hash oil lab and child endangerment, Rinder said.
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POSSESSION Defined for English Language Learners
: 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)
POSSESSION Defined for Kids
- had actual possession of the land despite a lack of legal title
- actual possession is not necessary to sustain a conviction
- —State v. Garrison, 896 S.W.2d 689 (1995)
- personal possessions
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