take possession

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First, it is striking, indeed in this age of historical writing amazing, that nowhere in this work does the author ask what kind of person could take possession, and even more important, what type of person had to submit to a valid possession.
The airport commission is slated to take possession of the property June 8 after completion of an eminent-domain proceeding against Lockheed Martin Corp.
In this situation, owners often inquire as to whether they may store the possessions found in the apartment, and take possession of the apartment without resort to any legal action.