possessory
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, arising from, or having the nature of possession <
possessory rights
>
2. having possession 3. characteristic of a possessor ; possessive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Possessory — Pos*sess o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster] {Possessory action} or {Possessory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possessory — pos·ses·so·ry /pə ze sə rē/ adj 1: of, arising from, involving, or having the nature of possession possessory rights a possessory action 2: having possession a possessory owner Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • possessory — [pə zes′ə rē] adj. 1. of, being, or characterizing a possessor 2. of or based upon possession …   English World dictionary

  • possessory — Relating to possession; founded on possession; contemplating or claiming possession possessory action @ possessory claim The title of a pre emptor of public lands who has filed his declaratory statement but has not paid for the land @ possessory… …   Black's law dictionary

  • possessory — pəˈzesərē, pōˈ , ˈses , ri adjective Etymology: Late Latin possessorius. from possessus (past participle of possidēre to possess) + orius ory more at possess 1. a. : of or relating to possession or a possessor : constituting or having the nature… …   Useful english dictionary

  • possessory — possessoriness, n. /peuh zes euh ree/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a possessor or to possession. 2. arising from possession: a possessory interest. 3. having possession. [1375 1425; late ME < LL possessorius, equiv. to L possed , s. of possidere… …   Universalium

  • possessory — pos•ses•so•ry [[t]pəˈzɛs ə ri[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to a possessor or to possession 2) arising from possession: a possessory interest[/ex] 3) having possession • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < LL possessōrius= L possed , s. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • possessory — /pəˈzɛsəri/ (say puh zesuhree) adjective 1. relating to a possessor or to possession. 2. arising from possession: a possessory interest. 3. having possession …   Australian English dictionary

  • possessory — possess ► VERB 1) have as property; own. 2) (also be possessed of) have as an ability, quality, or characteristic. 3) (of a demon or spirit) have complete power over. 4) (of an emotion, idea, etc.) dominate the mind of. ● what possessed you? Cf.… …   English terms dictionary

  • possessory — adjective Of, pertaining to, having or arising from possession …   Wiktionary

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