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1    the act of possessing or state of being possessed  
in possession of the crown     
2    anything that is owned or possessed  
3    pl   wealth or property  
4    the state of being controlled or dominated by or as if by evil spirits  
5    the physical control or occupancy of land, property, etc., whether or not accompanied by ownership  
to take possession of a house     
6    a territory subject to a foreign state or to a sovereign prince  
colonial possessions     
7      (Sport)   control of the ball, puck, etc., as exercised by a player or team  
he got possession in his own half     

adverse possession  
      n     (Property law)   the occupation or possession of land by a person not legally entitled to it. If continued unopposed for a period specifed by law, such occupation extinguishes the title of the rightful owner  
possession order  
      n   (in Britain) a court order that entitles a landlord legally to evict a tenant or squatter and regain possession of the property  
vacant possession  
      n   ownership of an unoccupied house or property, any previous owner or tenant having departed  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    control, custody, hold, occupancy, occupation, ownership, proprietorship, tenure, title  
2      (plural)    assets, belongings, chattels, effects, estate, goods and chattels, property, things, wealth  
3    colony, dominion, protectorate, province, territory  

aplomb, composure, confidence, cool     (slang)   poise, sang-froid, self-command, unflappability     (informal)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! Digital possession o.
Actual hold of digital assets with or without lawful title.
[Tech.];[Leg.] hold of digital assets

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Actual hold (complete or partial control) of digital assets with or without lawful title
[Tech.];[Leg.] hold of digital assets in cyberspace
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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