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v. to have legal title or right to something. Mere possession is not ownership.
ownverb be in possession of, be in receipt of, be master of, be possessed of, claim, command, contain, control, dominate, enjoy, habere, have, have a deed for, have a title to, have claim upon, have hold of, have in hand, have rights to, have to one's name, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, possess, possidere, retain, tenere
Foreign phrases: Id solum nostrum quod debitis deductis nostrum est.That only is ours which remains to us after deeuction of our debts.
See also: acknowledge, avow, hold, individual, occupy, particular, personal, possess, profess, recognize, remain