Definition of possessioned in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈzɛʃnd/


  • Endowed with, having, or holding possessions; propertied.

    In early use with reference to those German princes who, under the Treaty of Westphalia (1648), were entitled to retain possession of lands in Alsace which would otherwise have been ceded to France, and to which France reasserted its claims after the Revolution.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Gifford (1758–1818), tory political writer. From possession + -ed, after French possessionné having possessions in a country.