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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Possession  \Pos*ses"sion\,  n.  [F.  possession,  L.  possessio.] 
  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. 
  Note:  Possession  may  be  either  actual  or  constructive; 
  actual,  when  a  party  has  the  immediate  occupancy; 
  constructive,  when  he  has  only  the  right  to  such 
  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 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Possession  \Pos*ses"sion\,  v.  t. 
  To  invest  with  property.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  possessing;  "they  took  possession  of  the  ball" 
  [syn:  {ownership}] 
  2:  anything  owned  or  possessed 
  3:  being  controlled  by  passion  or  the  supernatural 
  4:  a  mania  restricted  to  one  thing  or  idea  [syn:  {monomania}] 

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