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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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Mabaso, 18, of Avondale Rise, Byker, Newcastle, pleaded guilty to robbery and possessing an imitation firearm at Priory Court on November 5 and robbery and possessing an imitation firearm at Brinkburn Street, Byker, on November 6.
He pleaded not guilty to possessing a prohibited weapon - a stun gun - on the same day, possessing a disguised firearm three cartridges, and possessing a prohibited weapon the pepper spray.
During Sunday's hearing before the Dubai Court of First Instance, presiding judge Mohammad Jamal modified the accusation of possessing drugs for promotional purposes to possession without any intent.
Halliwell, is charged wth possessing 2,530 indecent images of children under 18.
Dubai: A waiter at a burger joint has been jailed for 10 years for possessing around 500gm of marijuana that drug enforcement officers seized from him near his workplace.
The teenager faces another count of possessing a knife in public.
Now, after admitting possessing an offensive weapon and breaching a suspended prison sentence, Miah has been jailed for 12 months.
The Bahraini is charged with selling hashish, possessing prescription pills and possessing two firearms and ammunition at the High Criminal Court.
The student was referred to the public prosecution where he was charged with possessing drugs with the intent of consuming and trading.
He faces 26 allegations of possessing indecent pictures or videos between April 2, 2011 and April 2, 2013.
He is charged with possessing a firearm when prohibited, possessing a disguised firearm, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing cocaine, a class A drug with intent to supply, and possessing amphetamine.
Phillip Emmanuel Ayres, 44, of Moira Terrace, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to possessing a hammer and a crowbar in connection with a theft at Newport Road Lane, Cardiff, possessing a quantity of the class A drug diamorphine and possessing eight tablets of the class C drug valium.