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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OWNERSHIP

To effect a change of ownership with the candid concomitance of a brass band.

But Alice was no claim-jumper—so long as the notice of ownership was plainly posted.

Still, I guess the ownership of the canoe doesn't amount to much now.

I don't intend him to know anything at all about my ownership now.

The sense of ownership has been the seed-plot of our moral code.

I could not see what business of his my ownership of that land might be.

We have the feeling of ownership for this day of all the world's beauty.

He had owned her and then destroyed her when his ownership was in dispute.

She belonged to him, and the thrill of ownership was strong and exciting.

Perhaps it was the claim of ownership he had made, which had repelled her so strongly.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from owner + -ship. Ownership society (2003) was popularized by U.S. president George W. Bush.

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