Definition of Repossess

1. Verb. Claim back.

Exact synonyms: Reclaim
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Distrain, Foreclose



2. Verb. Regain possession of something.
Exact synonyms: Take Back
Generic synonyms: Take
Derivative terms: Repossession

Definition of Repossess

1. v. t. To possess again; as, to repossess the land.

Definition of Repossess

1. Verb. (legal) To reclaim ownership of property for which payment remains due. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repossess

1. possess [v -ED, -ING, -ES] - See also: possess

Lexicographical Neighbors of Repossess

reposit
reposited
repositing
reposition
repositionable
repositioned
repositioner
repositioners
repositioning
repositionings
repositions
repositor
repositories
repository
reposits
repossess
repossessed
repossesses
repossessing
repossession
repossessions
repossessor
repossessors
repost
reposted
reposting
reposts
reposure
reposures
repot

Literary usage of Repossess

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Rights, Remedies, and Practice, at Law, in Equity, and Under the Codes: A by John Davison Lawson (1890)
"Entry on Lands to Repossess Them. — Where another is in wrongful possession of them, the owner of lands has a right to re-enter and eject ..."

2. Practical Conveyancing: A Selection of Forms of General Utility, with Notes by Benjamin Lynde Oliver (1853)
"... wholly to re-enter, and the same to repossess, and enjoy, as in his and their first and former estate, and the said CD his executors, administrators, ..."

3. History of the Wars of the French Revolution ...: Comprehending the Civil by Edward Baines (1855)
"... the enemy made the most vigorous efforts to repossess themselves of the village of Gamarra Major, but they were gallantly repulsed by the troops of the ..."

4. Famous American Statesmen & Orators, Past and Present: With Biographical by Alexander Kelly McClure, Byron Andrews (1902)
"... that in this great attempt of man to repossess himself of the rights which God gave him, though the strife be waged under a distant belt of longitude, ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"... paying certain rents, and the method of procedure to be followed by the landlord to repossess himself of the estate on the termination of the lease, ..."

6. The National: A Library for the People by W.J. Linton (1839)
"... most undoubtedly, will each of you seek most anxiously to repossess that which you esteem the best of its kind—thou to be husband to the most perfect of ..."

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