Definitions of ownership

  1. the state or fact of being an owner Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of possessing; "they took possession of the ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of having and controlling property Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. Right of possession; proprietorship. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. PROPRIETORSHIP. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Right of possession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The state of being a proprietor or owner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Proprietorship; rightful or just claim or title. Note.-"To own a thing is to claim it as possessed by one's self; to owe money is an elliptical expression for having it to pay to another, or possessing it for another. A Yorkshire man says, Who owes this? meaning, who is the possessor of this? to whom does this belong?"-Wedgewood. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. n. State of being an owner; proprietorship. Cabinet Dictionary