possession: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pu-zesh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or fact of possessing.
  2. the state of being possessed.
  3. ownership.
  4. actual holding or occupancy, either with or without rights of ownership.
  5. a thing possessed: He packed all his possessions into one trunk.
  6. property or wealth.
  7. a territorial dominion of a state.
  8. He didn't have full possession when he was tackled.
    1. physical control of the ball or puck by a player or team:He didn't have full possession when he was tackled.
    2. the right of a team to put the ball into play:They had possession after the other team sank a free throw.
  9. control over oneself, one's mind, etc.
  10. domination, actuation, or obsession by a feeling, idea, etc.
  11. the feeling or idea itself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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