[ noun ] the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

Most counties also have maps available from the county engineer showing roads and other features and from the assessor 's office showing ownerships of land .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Constitutional government , popular vote , trial by jury , public education , labor_unions , cooperatives , communes , socialized ownership , world_courts , and the veto power in world_councils are but a_few examples .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Its function is to separate from the base ruled mass , among whom private ownership prevails , the governing warrior elite .

[ noun ] the act of possessing




"they took possession of the ball"

Used in print

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The values of the site may be affected by the appearance of the adjoining lands , ownership and use of the land , and the utilities available there .

[ noun ] the state or fact of being an owner

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