ownership

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ownership,

n the legal right of possession.
References in classic literature ?
In tiny Switzerland there has been government ownership from the first, but with less detriment to the business than elsewhere.
The ownership of a block of seven claims in the heart of it gave Daylight his grip and they could not come to terms.
This resulted, after much debating, in the formulating of two carefully worded propositions: First, that a Socialist believes in the common ownership and democratic management of the means of producing the necessities of life; and, second, that a Socialist believes that the means by which this is to be brought about is the class conscious political organization of the wage-earners.
The fifty dollars had gone promptly for whiskey and had considerably hurried up the change of ownership in the skeleton.