Synonyms of possession in English:

possession


See definition of possession

noun

1‘the estate came into the possession of the Heslerton family’

SYNONYMS
ownership, proprietorship, control, hands, keeping, care, custody, charge, hold, title, guardianship

2‘an attempt to drive the tenant out of her possession of the premises’

SYNONYMS
occupancy, tenure, occupation, holding, tenancy

3‘that photograph was Bert's most precious possession’

SYNONYMS
asset, thing, article, item owned, chattel

4possessions‘we threw almost all of our possessions into the car’

SYNONYMS
belongings, things, property, worldly goods, goods, personal effects, effects, stuff, assets, accoutrements, paraphernalia, impedimenta, bits and pieces, luggage, baggage, bags and baggage, chattels, movables, valuables
goods and chattels
informal gear, junk, traps
British informal clobber
South African informal trek
vulgar slang shit, crap
dated dunnage

5‘France's former colonial possessions’

SYNONYMS
colony, dependency, territory, holding, dominion, protectorate

Phrases

    take possession of


    SYNONYMS

    seize, appropriate, impound, expropriate, sequestrate, sequester, confiscate

    take, get, acquire, obtain, secure, procure, possess oneself of, get hold of, get one's hands on, help oneself to

    occupy, conquer, capture, commandeer, requisition

    Law

    distrain, attach, disseize

    Scots Law

    poind

    informal

    get one's mitts on