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synonyms for possessory

  • anxious
  • apprehensive
  • attentive
  • envious
  • intolerant
  • possessive
  • protective
  • resentful
  • skeptical
  • suspicious
  • begrudging
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • doubting
  • emulous
  • envying
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • green-eyed
  • grudging
  • guarded
  • invidious
  • jaundiced
  • mistrustful
  • monopolizing
  • questioning
  • rival
  • solicitous
  • vigilant
  • watchful
  • zealous
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antonyms for possessory

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  • calm
  • content
  • undoubting
  • unworried
  • confident
  • satisfied
  • trusting
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How to use possessory in a sentence

They contain stipulations for extinguishing the possessory rights of the Indians to large and valuable tracts of lands.
THE PAPERS AND WRITINGS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VOLUME SEVENABRAHAM LINCOLN
Possessory registration, however, was to be granted to any one who could show a prima facie title—a quick and cheap process.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 16, SLICE 2VARIOUS
The position held at first by sufferance may ripen into a possessory title, provided he sticks to his claim.
A BREEZE FROM THE WOODS, 2ND ED.WILLIAM CHAUNCEY BARTLETT
Practically, the right to such property was possessory, and when abandoned it reverted to the gens.
ANCIENT SOCIETYLEWIS HENRY MORGAN
Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut claimed largely, but without possessory right.
THE RELATIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SLAVERYJOSEPH KETCHUM EDGERTON
The ideas of property seem still limited to that of possessory right, Pueblo society.
THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA VOL. 1 (OF 2)JOHN FISKE.
They seemed to hold a possessory right to the distinguished positions, and to dictate who should be elected to the minor ones.
THE MEMORIES OF FIFTY YEARSWILLIAM H. SPARKS
The American state denies to the church all possessory rights unless incorporated by itself.
CATHOLIC WORLD, VOL. XI, APRIL 1870-SEPTEMBER 1870VARIOUS
In the assize of novel disseisin, which which was a true possessory action, the defendant could always rely on his title.
THE COMMON LAWOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
Modern German statutes have followed in the same path so far as to give the possessory remedies to tenants and some others.
THE COMMON LAWOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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