taking possession

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Keith Hamilton, Steeleville, was cited with taking possession or selling of wild bird or animal.
On the directions of the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Maroof Afzal, Estate Wing has started taking possession of land on the long delayed and very important project of Kuri Model Village.
Total quantity or scope: The contract is for a period of 48 months from the date of taking possession of the vehicle.
After taking possession, the SL Green/Stonehenge partnership will deploy "a strategic renovation program[] to include common corridor upgrades and window improvements, as well as elevator, heating, and electrical system upgrades, in order to convert the property into a luxury Upper West Side residential address.
Under 13 Lindley Swifts 4 Brighouse Rangers 34 BRIGHOUSE got off to the best possible start by taking possession from the kick off and finishing off their first set with a try inside the first minute - the conversion was short.
Hemso, which is 50:50 owned by Kungsleden and AP3 (a Swedish Third Pension Insurance Fund), is now exercising its option, acquiring the remaining shares and taking possession of the property.
2 : the act of using or taking possession and control of a place <Human occupation of this area began thousands of years ago.
In ``Mission: Impossible III,'' Tom Cruise's super-agent Ethan Hunt and his crew are trying to prevent a super-villain played by Philip Seymour Hoffman from taking possession of the Rabbit's Foot.
This heralds the start of cash flow for First Nickel, six months after taking possession of the Lockerby Mine on June 1,2005," says company president Elizabeth Kirkwood in a Dec.
He also shared that while he was taking possession of the medal, it belonged to his colleagues at the institute for their trust and loyalty.
For software delivered electronically, a download by a customer counts as taking possession, but revenue from transactions involving delivery agents of the vendor should be recognized when the software is delivered to the customer, not the delivery agent.
This seems modest raillery, a way of taking possession that is also a surrender, a relatively benign insertion.