Synonyms of possession in English:

possession


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See UK English definition of possession

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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
    distrain, attach, disseize
    poind
    informal get one's mitts on