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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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One might question the effectiveness of a school counselor who possesses a negative attitude toward students with disabilities.
The term possession situates the writer who possesses the "gift" of language immediately in a diasporan context linking writing with the work of the spirit.
The maroon communities forcefully illustrate that, though forced into secrecy, the culture of the colonized possesses great powers.
That means it possesses both viscous and elastic properties.
Above all, Walker insists upon the purging of value-laden modes of perception that distort and ultimately deprive us of a vision that possesses the power to heal and restore, to elevate and redeem.
A CEO who possesses this rare quality acts boldly, with courage, tenacity, and persistence, but also is objective enough to realize when a cause is lost.
It is virtually impossible to find a CEO who possesses all 12 of these qualities in perfect proportion.
In so doing, Walker categorically castigates African women's histories and possesses their bodies in a bizarre struggle to free her own.
In her first novel, Rhodes ably demonstrates that she possesses as much conjuring literary ability as some of the most outstanding (and more frequently reviewed) writers in the United States.