In law, possession is the control a person intentionally exercises toward a thing. In all cases, to possess something, a person must have an intention to possess it. A person may be in possession of some property . Like ownership, the possession of things is commonly regulated by states under property law.

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  1. Control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.
  2. Something that is owned.
    The car quickly became his most prized possession.
    I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
  3. Ownership; taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
    The car is in my possession.
    I'm in possession of the car.
  4. A territory under the rule of another country.
    Reunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions.
  5. The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
    Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession.
  6. Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
    The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession.
  7. A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.
    Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable possession — my foot will always be mine.


  1. To invest with property.

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