the act of having and controlling property
anything owned or possessed
being controlled by passion or the supernatural
a mania restricted to one thing or idea
a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, will power, self-command, self-will(noun)
the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
"they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"
Something that someone possesses, but to which he does not necessarily have private property rights.
Something that is owned.
Ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
A territory under the rule of another country.
Ru00E9union is the largest of France's overseas possessions.
The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession.
Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession.
A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.
Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession u2014 the car could become someone else's u2014 and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable possession u2014 my foot will always be mine.
Origin: From possessio (Gen: possessionis)
the act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own
the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful
the thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions
the state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession
to invest with property
Origin: [F. possession, L. possessio.]
In law, possession is the control a person intentionally exercises toward a thing. In all cases, to possess something, a person must have an intention to possess it. A person may be in possession of some property. Like ownership, the possession of things is commonly regulated by states under property law.
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Rank popularity for the word 'possession' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3364
Rank popularity for the word 'possession' in Nouns Frequency: #1180
The numerical value of possession in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of possession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- possessió, propietatCatalan, Valencian
- περιουσιακό στοιχείο, ιδιοκτησία, περιουσία, απόκτημα, κυριότητα, κατοχή, κτήμα, νομήGreek
- possession, propriété, bienFrench
- sealbhachadhScottish Gaelic
- megszállottság, birtoklás, birtok, gyarmat, tulajdonHungarian
- kerasukan, kesurupanIndonesian
- 所有, 占領地, 所持, 憑依, 保有, 所有物, 保持, 保有物Japanese
- bezit, bezittingen, bezitting, bezetenheidDutch
- opętanie, posiadłość, posiadanie, dobytek, własnośćPolish
- proprietate, stăpânire, posesiune, posesie, drept de proprietate, demonism, demonie, deţinereRomanian
- облада́ние, иму́щество, владе́ние, со́бственность, [[зависимый, одержимостьRussian
- innehav, ägodel, besittningSwedish
- chiếm hữuVietnamese
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