Synonyms for possessorship

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He experiences the overwhelming joy of possessorship, for she is his.

Suddenly, at the sight, a rage of possessorship awoke in her.

He knew that he was touching a sensitive chord, for Bessy had to the full her sex's pride of possessorship.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), a back formation from possession and in part from Old French possesser "to have and hold, take, be in possession of" (mid-13c.), from Latin possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to have and hold, possess, be master of, own," from posse "to be able," from potis "able, powerful" (see potent) + esse "to be" (see be). Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1530s (implied in possessed). Related: Possessed; possessing.

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