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possession

puh ze shuhn

  • n  the act of having and controlling property
  • n  anything owned or possessed
  • n  being controlled by passion or the supernatural
  • n  a mania restricted to one thing or idea
  • n  a territory that is controlled by a ruling state
  • n  the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
  • n  (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
    they took possession of the ball on their own goal line

  • We lock people up for possession almost as quickly as we do for dealing.
  • Tennessee's Unauthorized Substances Tax requires anyone in possession of a certain quantity of contraband to buy a tax stamp and affix it to the drug.
  • In 2001, Portugal officially abolished all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, replacing punishment for therapy.
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  • Miroslav Klose in The Canadian Press
    Our plan was to win possession quickly and then try to keep it, to pass the ball around,striker Miroslav Klose said.
  • John McCain in Newsweek
    This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them,the McCain campaign said in...
  • Antonin Scalia in Kansas City Star
    Among the laws that might pass constitutional muster, Alito wrote: "Prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or...

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