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Some had goods or possessions, of which they wished to negotiate the sale.

Other millions began to fear the loss of their money and possessions.

They pass without scruple from husband to husband, with an eye to their possessions.

Entering her room, she closed the door and stood looking at her possessions.

The Host had taken us to a far away part of his possessions.

Half an hour would suffice for the packing of all his possessions.

The result was, that he more than recovered his possessions, and died an inveterate miser.

I have been successful in holding my possessions and power, and that is my merit.

He was satisfied to leave his other possessions to their fate.

All my other possessions shall not belong to myself more than to you.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "act or fact of possessing, a taking possession, occupation," also "thing possessed, that which is possessed," from Old French possession "fact of having and holding; what is possessed;" also "demonic possession," and directly from Latin possessionem (nominative possessio), noun of action from past participle stem of possidere "to possess" (see possess). Legal property sense is earliest; demonic sense first recorded 1580s. Phrase possession is nine (or eleven) points of the law is out of a supposed 10 (or 12). With eleven from 1640s; with nine from 1690s.

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