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POSSESSOR. He who holds, detains or enjoys a thing, either by himself or his agent, which he claims as his own.
     2. In general the possessor of personal chattels is presumed to be the owner; and in case of real estate he has a right to receive the profits, until a title adverse to his possession has been established, leaving him subject to an action for the mesne profits. (q.v.)

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In adnominal possession, a possessive construction involves two elements, a possessor and a possessee, that jointly constitute a noun phrase (NP)--a possessive NP (PNP) (Koptevskaja-Tamm 2001).
The question explored is whether a person who comes into possession of chattels which appear (whether at the time of getting possession or later) to be the property of someone other than the possessor owes an active duty to identify and seek out the person who is entitled to the chattels and to return the goods to that person.
Therefore, if we find a wallet in a hospital waiting room or a parcel on a bus seat, the common law defining the finder's rights may be subordinate to the owner, prior possessor, or owner or occupier of the land.
For example, the adverse possessor who operates under color of title or puts a fence around the property provides information about how she values the property and indicates that she has gone to some length in signaling that interest to the record owner and other competitors for the property.
d) Events of creation or obtaining of an item for an intended possessor, hence involving the semantic role of Beneficiary
9) In the rural areas that constitute the vast majority of Alaska, the court has held that the continuity requirement may be met when the use is seasonal, (10) and the exclusivity requirement may be met even though the adverse possessor allowed clamdiggers to use the property.
The possessor was required to have a possessory intent, that is, a subjective intention to possess (but not necessarily own) the land.
Kevin Sheedy was the proud possessor of the most cultured left foot in Goodison folklore, and the value of a good left peg is a lesson he's been trying to coach into the young striker.
Put in food possessor or hand blend then fine pass soup through sieve and season ?
Can the desire to be the proud possessor of the 'number one' ticket at the meat counter really be that strong?
The author first explains why the analogy of adverse possessor to land thief is misleading.
Possession is a universal semantic category that expresses the relation between the possessor and the possessum, phrasing it in different ways depending on the language and on the exact nature of the relation.