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POSSESSED. This word is applied to the right and enjoyment of a termor or a person having a term, who is said to be possessed, and not seized. Bac. Tr. 335; Poph. 76; Dy. 369.

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She was aware that Clifford, in his youth, had possessed a cultivated taste for music, and a considerable degree of skill in its practice.
The convict also possessed fire arms and explosives.
Yes, I planted and possessed the marijuana for my personal consumption - I also possessed and consumed hashish," argued K.
possessed a grass-like dried substance [marijuana], said records.
It is alleged that he possessed 3,642 still indecent images of children aged between eight and 17 between November 2011 and February this year.
A BIRMINGHAM man charged with murdering his pregnant wife amid suspicions she had been overwhelmed by "evil spirits" claimed he had also been possessed, jurors heard.
lt;The black wolf also possessed wisdom, she had observed.
It is alleged that Meehan possessed indecent images of children aged between four and 16, graded at levels one to four, on a scale where one is the least serious and five is the most serious.
The island individuals, who lived between 100,000 and 12,000 years ago, stood about 3 feet, 3 inches tall and possessed chimpanzee-size brains.
Finally, Hastings and Oakford (2003) found that student teachers possessed more negative attitudes toward students with behavioral and/or emotional problems than toward students with cognitive disabilities.
When there was a movement away from emulsion SBR over to solution SBR in order to improve the tire rolling resistance for a tread, the S-SBR based compounds possessed more bagging characteristics on the mill because of the higher molecular weight and the narrower molecular weight distribution (ref.
Bank president Neil McCurry is a man possessed by films--so smitten that, as a 40th birthday present to himself last summer, he wrote, filmed and produced a 20-minute horror movie called Possessed, which premiered last fall at the Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, Pa.