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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)

possess

verb acquire, adfirmatio, assume ownership, be in possession of, be in receipt of, be seized of, come into possession of, command, control, devolve upon, enjoy, enter into possession, gain, gain for oneself, get, get as one's own, habere, have, have a deed for, have a title to, have absolute disposal of, have as property, have at one's command, have at one's disposal, have for one's own, have in hand, have rights to, hold, keep, maintain, monopolize, obtain, occupy, own, receive, retain, secure, seize, take possession, tenere
Associated concepts: lawfully possess, seized or possessed
Foreign phrases: Aliud est possidere, aliud esse in possessione.It is one thing to possess; it is another to be in possession.
See also: appropriate, comprehend, impropriate, include, keep, obsess, obtain, occupy, own, remain, retain, shelter
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