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Synonyms for possession

Synonyms for possession

the fact of possessing or the legal right to possess something

something, as land and assets, legally possessed

an area subject to rule by an outside power

Synonyms for possession

being controlled by passion or the supernatural

a mania restricted to one thing or idea

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a territory that is controlled by a ruling state

(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

References in classic literature ?
The convic- tion that something strange and terrible had hap- pened, that by some miracle a new and dangerous person had come into the body of the kindly old man, took possession of him.
At the end of the interview he left her compassionately in possession of it.
Effingham's personal property; all, or nearly all, of which was put into the possession of Temple, who was the only ostensible proprietor in the concern, while, in secret, the other was entitled to an equal participation in the profits.
But I would not believe, and, dazzled by the greed of avarice, I thought that if one eye could show me riches, the other might teach me how to get possession of them.
So he commenced to bargain, and in the end the person of Meriem passed from the possession of the black chieftain into that of the two Swedes in consideration of six yards of Amerikan, three empty brass cartridge shells and a shiny, new jack knife from New Jersey.
Jacopo could scarcely believe his senses at receiving this magnificent present, which Dantes hastened to account for by saying that he had merely been a sailor from whim and a desire to spite his family, who did not allow him as much money as he liked to spend; but that on his arrival at Leghorn he had come into possession of a large fortune, left him by an uncle, whose sole heir he was.
There may be a change from possession to privation, but not from privation to possession.
Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week.
ROGER WILLIAMS," said Grandfather, "did not keep possession of the chair a great while.
IT was in the summer of 1842 that we arrived at the islands; the French had then held possession of them for several weeks.
It had very early occurred to her that a small sum of money might, perhaps, restore peace for ever on the sore subject of the silver knife, canvassed as it now was continually, and the riches which she was in possession of herself, her uncle having given her 10 at parting, made her as able as she was willing to be generous.
God willed that a strange, bold, and ingenious idea should enter into the mind of a certain man, whilst a devoted and courageous idea took possession of the mind of another man.
This would make it easier for the Belgian to obtain possession of them.
It is all a question of varying degree of possession of the other-personality.
Even Kwaque, who most usually fed him under Steward's instructions, knew that the safety of fingers and flesh resided in having nothing further whatever to do with anything of food once in Michael's possession.