Possession

Definition of Possession

Pos`ses´sion
n.1.The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
2.(Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
3.The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
When the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
- Matt. xix. 22.
Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.
- Acts v. 1.
The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
- Ob. 17.
4.The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
How long hath this possession held the man?
- Shak.
To give possession
to put in another's power or occupancy.
To put in possession
a - To invest with ownership or occupancy; to provide or furnish with; as, to put one in possession of facts or information
b - (Law) To place one in charge of property recovered in ejectment or writ of entry.
To take possession
to enter upon, or to bring within one's power or occupancy.
Writ of possession
(Law) a precept directing a sheriff to put a person in peaceable possession of property recovered in ejectment or writ of entry.
v. t.1.To invest with property.

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