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possession,

n the control or custody of anything that may be the subject of property as owner or as one who has a qualified right in it.
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And it is because we possess these individual branches of knowledge that we are said to be such and such.
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.
On the other supposition, it will not possess the confidence of the people, and its schemes of usurpation will be easily defeated by the State governments, who will be supported by the people.
but, with the half of what you now possess, you could revel in costly food and wines, and build a house twice as splendid as you now inhabit, and make a far greater show to the world,--and yet leave riches to your only son, to make him bless the hour of your death
Hence it appears that, except as to the concurrent authority of the President in the article of treaties, it would be difficult to determine whether that magistrate would, in the aggregate, possess more or less power than the Governor of New York.
Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that Japan will never possess nuclear weapons, flatly dismissing a suggestion made by former Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa on Sunday that Japan should promote discussions on the possibility of going nuclear.
During the raids police found an air rifle fitted with a silencer, a weapon which required the owner to possess a licence from the police.
1 : to have and hold as property : own <I possess little money.
Cruz Arambula-Lara, 37, of Springfield, charged with knowingly conspiring to possess and distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture of meth.
5 feet and having brains about standard size for modern humans, possess skeletal features originally described by Brown's team as unique to Flo's kind, Eckhardt asserts.
In actuality, disability and giftedness are far from separate; in fact, many students possess both disabilities and giftedness.
Different grades of rubber possess differing degrees of cold flow.