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possess

v. to own, have title to, occupy, physically hold or have under exclusive control. In wills there is often the phrase "of which I die possessed," in describing the estate. (See: possession)

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51.1% of the observed households possess car and 6.1% of households possess two or more cars.
Ree has pleaded guilty to the lesser alternative of conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, which the others deny.
Marcel Velloza, 19 and from Tithebarn Road, in Prescot, was charged with: Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life/ enable another to do so; conspiracy to possess prohibited firearms; conspiracy to possess ammunition without a certificate; and conspiracy to transfer prohibited firearms.
Marcel Velloza, 19 and from Tithebarn Road in Prescot, was charged with: Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life / enable another to do so; Conspiracy to possess prohibited firearms; Conspiracy to possess ammunition without a certificate; and Conspiracy to Transfer prohibited Firearms.
But Nakagawa also said that discussing the possibility of possessing nuclear weapons and actually moving to possess them are ''two different things,'' suggesting that the issue should be left as a discussion topic for the moment.
2 : to have as a characteristic or quality She possesses great patience.
Arturo Arciga, 29, of Springfield, charged with knowingly conspiring to possess and distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and 50 grams or more of pure meth.
Jacob's investigation shows that some modern people in Indonesia possess Flo's supposedly unique skeletal features, Martin says.
In actuality, disability and giftedness are far from separate; in fact, many students possess both disabilities and giftedness.
Different grades of rubber possess differing degrees of cold flow.
Because Christians possess this spiritual instinct for the faith, the council taught that all the baptized, not just clergy, are participants in the ongoing development of church tradition.
Most H-MRSA strains possess either SCCmec II or III; most C-MRSA strains possess SCCmec IV (7-9).