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Definition of Possession


  1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.
  2. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.
  3. The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.
  4. The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.
  5. To invest with property.

Possession Quotations

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu

Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Coco Chanel

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
John Lennon

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
Rabindranath Tagore
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Possession Translations

possession in Afrikaans is besit
possession in Danish is ejendom, besiddelse
possession in Dutch is bezitting, eigendom, bezit
possession in French is possession
possession in German is besitz
possession in Italian is possesso
possession in Latin is possessio
possession in Norwegian is eiendom