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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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Pointing to a previous conviction for possessing ecstasy, the sheriff told him: "You have to make sure you have no intention of being involved in possessing drugs in the future."
Previously at North East Wales Magistrates' Court the defendant admitted possessing two and a half kilogrammes of cocaine, a class A drug, with an estimated street value of PS250,000, with intent to supply.
Home Office figures show that 779 people were arrested by police for possessing weapons in 2017/18.
According to National Crime Agency, suspect was facing charges of possessing arms and precious jewelry worth millions of rupees illegally.
In the first case, officials from the Directorate General for Combating Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances arrested three people of different nationalities for possessing 14kg morphine.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing an offensive weapon, possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid, possessing a class C drug, as well as driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
Aremu, 18, of Fourstones Close, Kenton, Newcastle, admitted robbery and possessing an imitation firearm at Diana Street on October 19 and robbery and threatening with a knife from November 3 at Sunderland Road.
of planting and possessing poppy seeds and possessing marijuana for promotional purposes.
Drug prosecutors accused the trio of possessing cocaine for trading purposes and consuming cocaine.
The teenager faces another count of possessing a knife in public.
White also didn't enter any pleas to two further charges of possessing a firearm, namely a Bruni Blank firing replica glock, which was less than 60cm in length overall, and possessing a Bruni Blank replica beretta px4 storm, which was less than 60cm in length.
The Bahraini is charged with selling hashish, possessing prescription pills and possessing two firearms and ammunition at the High Criminal Court.