possession

noun
1 having/owning sth
ADJECTIVE
exclusive, sole

They had exclusive possession of the property as tenants.

illegal, unlawful (esp. BrE) (both law)

They were charged with unlawful possession of firearms.

drug
cannabis (esp. BrE), marijuana (esp. AmE), etc.
VERB + POSSESSION
gain, get, obtain
have
take

When do you take possession of your new house?

keep, retain

The team was struggling to retain possession of the ball.

lose
POSSESSION + NOUN
order (BrE, law)

The judge made a possession order against the tenant.

PREPOSITION
in possession of sth

Passengers must be in possession of a valid passport.

in your possession

They have in their possession some very valuable pictures.

PHRASES
in full possession of sth

Anyone in full possession of the facts would see that we are right.

2 sth that sb has/owns
ADJECTIVE
family, personal, private
precious, prized, treasured, valuable, valued

The sports car was her proudest possession.

material, worldly

He carried all his worldly possessions in an old suitcase.

colonial, overseas

the country's overseas possessions (= colonies).

VERB + POSSESSION
acquire
have
collect (esp. BrE)
sell
lose

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