possessory

adjective
pos·​ses·​so·​ry | \ pə-ˈze-sə-rē How to pronounce possessory (audio) , -ˈzes-rē also -ˈse-sə-rē or -ˈses-rē \

Definition of possessory

1 : of, arising from, or having the nature of possession possessory rights
2 : having possession
3 : characteristic of a possessor : possessive

Examples of possessory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Texas, there are three types of conservatorships with a child: a joint managing conservator, a sole managing conservator and a possessory conservator. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 After the possessory term, the other half of the home can transfer to a separate QPRT for the prime benefit of the descendants. Alan Gassman, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The numbers were based on sales, hotel, property and possessory interest taxes. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of possessory

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of possessory was in the 15th century

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“Possessory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/possessory. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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possessory

adjective
pos·​ses·​so·​ry | \ pə-ˈze-sə-rē How to pronounce possessory (audio) \

Legal Definition of possessory

1 : of, arising from, involving, or having the nature of possession possessory rights a possessory action
2 : having possession a possessory owner

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