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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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.
Jarvis had possessed ammunition and had PS7,000 in cash.
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.N.
The Spanish suspect admitted that he possessed cocaine for his personal consumption as well.
On interrogation, they confessed to have possessed the counterfeit money with intent of dealing with them.
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.
POPE Benedict XVI unwittingly performed an exorcism of two possessed men in the Vatican, it emerged yesterday.
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.