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: of, arising from, or having the nature of possession
: having possession
: characteristic of a possessor : possessive
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: of, arising from, involving, or having the nature of possession
possessory rights a possessory action
: having possession
a possessory owner
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