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  1. pos·ses·sion
    IPA[pəˈzeSHən]
  2. noun

    • 1. the state of having, owning, or controlling something:

      he had taken possession of one of the sofas the book came into my possession are you in possession of any items over $500 in value?
    • 2. visible power or control over something, as distinct from lawful ownership; holding or occupancy:

      both teams attempting to gain possession of the ball they were imprisoned for possession of explosives
    • 3. the state of possessing an illegal drug:

      they're charged with possession
    • 4. (in football, basketball, and other ball games) temporary control of the ball by a particular player or team:

      the ball hit a defender and Brown's quick reaction put him in possession
    • 5. an item of property; something belonging to one:

      I was alone with no money or possessions that photograph was Bert's most precious possession
      Synonym : asset, thing, article, item owned, chattel, belongings, things, property, worldly goods, goods, personal effects, effects, stuff, assets, accoutrements, paraphernalia, impedimenta, bits and pieces, luggage, baggage, bags and baggage, chattels, movables, valuables, goods and chattels, gear, junk, traps, clobber, trek, shit, crap, dunnage
    • 6. a territory or country controlled or governed by another:

      France's former colonial possessions
    • 7. the state of being controlled by a demon or spirit:

      they prayed for protection against demonic possession
    • 8. the state of being completely under the influence of an idea or emotion:

      fear took possession of my soul
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: possession, plural noun: possessions

    • noun

      the state of having, owning, or controlling something:

      visible power or control over something, as distinct from lawful ownership; holding or occupancy as distinct from ownership:

    • noun

      the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of one's feelings; composure.
    • noun

      the occupation of land to which another person has title with the intention of possessing it as one's own.
    • noun

      an order made by a court directing that possession of a property be given to the owner or other claimant.
    • noun

      the right of a purchaser to exclusive use of a property on completion of the sale, any previous occupant having moved out.
    • noun

      the state or feeling of being calm, confident, and in control of one's feelings; composure:
    • noun

      the occupation of land to which another person has title with the intention of possessing it as one's own.
    • everything that someone owns
    • everything that one owns
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