Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 777. Possession.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section IV. Possessive Relations
1. Property in general
777. Possession.
NOUN:POSSESSION, seizin or seisin; ownership [See Property]; occupancy; hold, holding; tenure, tenancy, feodality, feodatory, feud or feod, fief, fee, fee tail, fee simple; dependency; villenage or villeinage; socage, chivalry, knight service.
  bird in hand, uti possidetis [L.], chose in possession [rare].
  EXCLUSIVE POSSESSION, impropriation, monopoly, retention [See Retention]; prepossession, preoccupancy; nine points of the law; corner, usucapion or usucaption [Rom. law], prescription.
  FUTURE POSSESSION, heritage, inheritance, heirship, reversion, fee; primogeniture, ultimogeniture.
VERB:POSSESS, have, hold, occupy, enjoy; be possessed of &c. adj.; have in hand &c. adj.; own [See Property]; command.
  INHERIT; come to, come in for.
  MONOPOLIZE, engross, forestall, regrate, impropriate, appropriate, usucapt [Rom. law], have all to oneself; corner; have a firm hold of (retain) [See Retention]; get into one’s hand (acquire) [See Acquisition].
  BELONG TO, appertain to, pertain to; be in one’s possession &c. adj.; vest in.
ADJECTIVE:POSSESSING &c. v.; worth; possessed of, seized of, master of, usucapient [Rom. law]; in possession of; endowed -, blest -, instinct -, fraught -, laden -, charged- with.
  POSSESSED &c. v.; on hand, by one; in hand, in store, in stock; unsold, unshared; in one’s -hands, - grasp, - possession; at one’s command, at one’s disposal; one’s own (property) [See Property].
  1. Entbehre gern was du nicht hast.
  2. Meum et tuum; tuum est.
  3. Possession is eleven points in the law.—Cibber



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