Definitions of possession

  1. a mania restricted to one thing or idea Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of possessing; "they took possession of the ball" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. being controlled by passion or the supernatural Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. anything owned or possessed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of having and controlling property Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck); "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. a territory that is controllled by a ruling state Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To invest with property. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Ownership; occupancy; the thing owned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Act of possessing: the thing possessed: property: state of being possessed, as by an evil spirit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Act of possessing; anything owned; control by an evil spirit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The having, holding of detention of property; the thing possessed; estate, or goods owned; anything valuable, possessed or enjoyed; the state of being possessed or under evil influence. To take possession, to enter on. To give possession, to put in another's power. Writ of possession, a sheriff's precept giving possession of property. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. State of owning or having in one's own power; that which is possessed; occupancy; property; state of being under the power of invisible beings; madness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of any- thing which may be the subject of property, for one's use and enjoyment, either as owner or as the proprietor of a qualified right in it, and either held personally or by another who exercises it in one's place and name. That condition of facts under which one can exercise his power over a corporeal thing at his pleasure to the exclusion of all other persons. See Staton v. Mullis, 92 N. C. 032; Suuol v. Hepburn, 1 Cal. 203; Cox v. Deviu- ney, 05 N. J. Law, 3S9, 47 Atl. 570; Churchill v. Onderdonk, 59 N. Y. 130; Itice v. Frayser (C. C.) 24 Fed. 400; Travers v. McElvain, 181 111. 382, 55 N. E. 135; Emmerson v. State, 33 Tex. Cr. It. S9, 25 S. V. 289; Slater v. Rawson, 0 Mete. (Mass.)t 444. thelawdictionary.org
  20. Possessing; actual holding or occupancy; (Law) visible power of exercising such control as attaches to (but may exist apart from) lawful ownership; in p., (of thing) possessed, (of person) possessing; p. is nine POINTS of the law; thing possessed; (pl.) property, wealth; subject territory, esp. foreign dominions; SELF-p. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. in p. of, having in one\'s p. (am in p.-of a fine specimen); in the p. of, held by (the specimen is in the p. of the present writer); rejoice in the p. of, be so fortunate as to possess. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. The condition of being possessed or occupied. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. See Obsession. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. n. Act of possessing;-actual seizin or occupancy ; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful ;-state of being possessed, as by an evil spirit ;-a country held by no other title than mere conquest;-lands, estate, or goods;-any thing valuable which is possessed or enjoyed ; mental gift or endowment ; personal acquirement or grace. Cabinet Dictionary