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All-possessed
All-possessed All`-pos*sessed", a. Controlled by an evil spirit or by evil passions; wild. [Colloq.]
Chose in possession
Chose Chose, n.; pl. Choses. [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See Cause.] (Law) A thing; personal property. Chose in action, a thing of which one has not possession or actual enjoyment, but only a right to it, or a right to demand it by action at law, and which does not exist at the time in specie; a personal right to a thing not reduced to possession, but recoverable by suit at law; as a right to recover money due on a contract, or damages for a tort, which can not be enforced against a reluctant party without suit. Chose in possession, a thing in possession, as distinguished from a thing in action. Chose local, a thing annexed to a place, as a mill. Chose transitory, a thing which is movable. --Cowell. Blount.
Dispossessor
Dispossessor Dis`pos*sess"or, n. One who dispossesses. --Cowley.
Forepossessed
Forepossessed Fore`pos*sessed", a. 1. Holding or held formerly in possession. [Obs.] 2. Preoccupied; prepossessed; pre["e]ngaged. [Obs.] Not extremely forepossessed with prejudice. --Bp. Sanderson.
Possession
Possession Pos*ses"sion, v. t. To invest with property. [Obs.]
Possessionary
Possessionary Pos*ses"sion*a*ry, a. Of or pertaining to possession; arising from possession.
Possessioner
Possessioner Pos*ses"sion*er, n. 1. A possessor; a property holder. [Obs.] ``Possessioners of riches.' --E. Hall. Having been of old freemen and possessioners. --Sir P. Sidney. 2. An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
Possessival
Possessival Pos`ses*si"val, a. Of or pertaining to the possessive case; as, a possessival termination. --Earle.
Possessive
Possessive Pos*sess"ive, n. 1. (Gram.) The possessive case. 2. (Gram.) A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.
Possessively
Possessively Pos*sess"ive*ly, adv. In a possessive manner.
Possessor
Possessor Pos*sess"or, n. [L.: cf. F. possesseur.] One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor. ``Possessors of eternal glory.' --Law. As if he had been possessor of the whole world. --Sharp. Syn: Owner; proprietor; master; holder; occupant.
Possessory
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. Possessory action or suit (Law), an action to regain or obtain possession of something. See under Petitory.
Possessory action
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. Possessory action or suit (Law), an action to regain or obtain possession of something. See under Petitory.
Prepossess
Prepossess Pre`pos*sess", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepossessed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepossessing.] 1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. --Dryden. 2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset. It created him enemies, and prepossessed the lord general. --Evelyn.
Prepossessed
Prepossess Pre`pos*sess", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepossessed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepossessing.] 1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. --Dryden. 2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset. It created him enemies, and prepossessed the lord general. --Evelyn.
Prepossessing
Prepossess Pre`pos*sess", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prepossessed; p. pr. & vb. n. Prepossessing.] 1. To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of. --Dryden. 2. To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset. It created him enemies, and prepossessed the lord general. --Evelyn.
Prepossessing
Prepossessing Pre`pos*sess"ing, a. Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner. -- Pre`pos*sess"ing*ly, adv.
Prepossessingly
Prepossessing Pre`pos*sess"ing, a. Tending to invite favor; attracting confidence, favor, esteem, or love; attractive; as, a prepossessing manner. -- Pre`pos*sess"ing*ly, adv.
Prepossession
Prepossession Pre`pos*ses"sion, n. 1. Preoccupation; prior possession. --Hammond. 2. Preoccupation of the mind by an opinion, or impression, already formed; preconceived opinion; previous impression; bias; -- generally, but not always, used in a favorable sense; as, the prepossessions of childhood. ``The prejudices and prepossessions of the country.' --Sir W. Scott. Syn: Bent; bias; inclination; preoccupancy; prejudgment. See Bent.
Prepossessor
Prepossessor Pre`*pos*sess"or, n. One who possesses, or occupies, previously. --R. Brady.
Repossession
Repossession Re`pos*ses"sion (r?`p?z-z?sh"?n or -p?s s?sh"?n), n. The act or the state of possessing again.
Self-possessed
Self-possessed Self"-pos*sessed", a. Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.
Underpossessor
Underpossessor Un"der*pos*sess`or, n. One who possesses or holds anything subject to the superior of another. --Jer. Taylor.
Unpossess
Unpossess Un`pos*sess", v. t. [1st pref. un- + possess.] To be without, or to resign, possession of. [Obs.]

Meaning of Possess from wikipedia

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