Possession

  • 1 POSSESSION — Observée dans des contextes culturels très divers, la possession par des entités divines – » esprits », « génies », etc. – est un phénomène social d’une grande fréquence, qui a suscité des interrogations et reçu des interprétations multiples. Une …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 possession — pos·ses·sion /pə ze shən/ n 1: the act, fact, or condition of having control of something: as a: actual possession in this entry b: constructive possession in …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 possession — et heritage, Possessio. La possession et terre d aucun, Dominatus. Une grande possession et heritage, Latifundium. Possession vuide et vacue, Vacua praedia. L art de musique est devenu en la possession de peu de gens, Ad paucos recidit ars musica …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 4 possession — pos‧ses‧sion [pəˈzeʆn] noun 1. [countable] something that someone owns: • It s vital to insure your possessions for the journey to your new home. 2. [uncountable] the state of having or owning something: • What happens if the buyer has… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 possession — Possession. s. f. Joüissance, estat de celuy qui possede quelque chose. Possession legitime. possession injuste. possession immemoriale & non interrompuë. possession d an & jour. possession bienfondée. estre en possession. se mettre en possession …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 Possession — Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Possession — (englisch und französisch für „Besitz“ oder „Besessenheit“) ist der Name einer Insel im Indischen Ozean, siehe Île de la Possession dreier Inseln in der englischsprachigen Welt, siehe Possession Island der Gemeinde La Possession im Norden von… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 8 Possession — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Possession Título Possession Ficha técnica Dirección Joel Bergvall Simon Sandquist Reparto Sarah Michelle Gellar Lee Pace …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 9 possession — [n1] control, ownership custody, dominion, hold, occupancy, occupation, possessorship, proprietary, proprietary rights, proprietorship, retention, tenancy, tenure, title; concepts 343,710 Ant. lack, need, want possession [n2] something owned;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 possession — [pə zesh′ən] n. [OFr < L possessio] 1. a possessing or being possessed, as by ownership or occupancy; hold 2. anything possessed 3. [pl.] property; wealth 4. territory ruled by an outside country 5. control of oneself: rare except in SELF… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Possession — Pos*ses sion, v. t. To invest with property. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 Possession — (lat.), Besitz, Besitzung …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 possession — mid 14c., act or fact of possessing, also that which is possessed, from L. possessionem (nom. possessio), from pp. stem of possidere to possess. Legal property sense is earliest; demonic sense first recorded 1580s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 possession — ► NOUN 1) the state of possessing something. 2) a thing owned or possessed. 3) the state of being possessed by a demon, emotion, etc. 4) (in sport) temporary control of the ball by a player or team …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 possession — Having control over a thing with the intent to have and to exercise such control. Oswald v. Weigel, 219 Kan. 616, 549 P.2d 568, 569. The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of anything which may be the subject of property, for… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 possession — (po sè sion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   État, action par laquelle on a la propriété de.... •   Dans sa possession [de l empire] j ai trouvé pour tous charmes D effroyables soucis, d éternelles alarmes, CORN. Cinna, II, 1. •   L… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 POSSESSION — s. f. Jouissance, liberté, faculté actuelle de disposer ou de jouir d un bien. Possession légitime. Possession injuste. Possession paisible. Être en paisible possession. Possession immémoriale et non interrompue. Possession annale. Possession d… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 POSSESSION — n. f. Jouissance, faculté actuelle de disposer ou de jouir d’un bien. Possession légitime. Possession injuste. Possession paisible. être en paisible possession. Possession immémoriale et non interrompue. Possession annale. Possession d’an et jour …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 possession —    The takeover and control of a person’s mind and body by a DEMON, condemned soul, ghost, spirit, or deity. There are different forms of possession; most are not demonic. While possession is a universal and ancient belief, the approaches to it… …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 20 possession — pos|ses|sion [ pə zeʃn ] noun ** ▸ 1 something you own ▸ 2 having/owning something ▸ 3 having something illegal ▸ 4 country governed ▸ 5 when spirit controls someone ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count usually plural something that you own: Their family home… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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