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possession

 
Noun possession has 7 senses
  1. possession, ownership - the act of having and controlling property
    --1 is a kind of control
    --1 has particulars:
     actual possession; constructive possession; criminal possession; retention, keeping, holding
    Derived form: verb possess2
  2. possession - anything owned or possessed
    --2 has particulars:
     property, belongings, holding, material possession; white elephant; transferred property, transferred possession; circumstances; assets; treasure; liabilities
  3. possession - being controlled by passion or the supernatural
    --3 is a kind of
    enchantment, spell, trance
  4. monomania, possession - a mania restricted to one thing or idea
    --4 is a kind of mania, passion, cacoethes
  5. possession - a territory that is controllled by a ruling state
    --5 is a kind of
    district, territory, territorial dominion, dominion
    --5 has particulars:
     Macao, Macau; British Virgin Islands; United States Virgin Islands, American Virgin Islands, VI; Gilbert and Ellice Islands; Faroe Islands, Faeroe Islands, Faroes, Faeroes; French Polynesia, French Oceania
  6. self-control, self-possession, possession, willpower, self-command, self-will - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
    --6 is a kind of resoluteness, firmness, resolve, resolution
    --6 has particulars: nerves; presence of mind
  7. possession - (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck); "they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"
    --7 is a kind of
    control
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