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possession

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1 the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal
  • a student who was found to have several overdue library books in his possession

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2 possessions plural transportable items that one owns
  • we packed up all of our possessions and excitedly moved into a new house

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3 the act or fact of residing in a place
  • squatters had established possession in the abandoned warehouse

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The first known use of possession was in the 14th century

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“Possession.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/possession. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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