Definition of possession
- scored on their first two possessions
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.
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: 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)
See words that rhyme with possession Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for possession Spanish Central: Translation of possession Nglish: Translation of possession for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of possession for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about possession
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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