Definition of Possesses

1. Verb. (third-person singular of ''possess'') ¹



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Definition of Possesses

1. possess [v] - See also: possess

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possesses

posser
possers
posses
possesion
possesions
possess
possess'd
possessed
possessed(p)
possessed of
possessedly
possessedness
possessednesses
possessee
possesser
possesses (current term)
possesseth
possessing
possession
possession is nine-tenths of the law
possession is nine points of the law
possession of interest
possessional
possessionary
possessioner
possessioners
possessionless
possessionlessness
possessions
possessival

Literary usage of Possesses

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1. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"On the second division, That Congress possesses no constitutional authority to interfere, in any way, with the institution of slavery in any of the States, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The title possesses a juristic interest: the official bodies are called commission!, not tribunali; decretare, and not giudicare or decidere, is used; ..."

3. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter (1909)
"COMSTOCK possesses THE LIMBERLOST ELNORA, bring me the towel, quick!" cried Mrs Comstock. "In a minute, mother," mumbled Elnora. She was standing before the ..."

4. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... occasionally possesses an assevera- tive force, v. his notes on Л 418, П 323, Ф 375. ... possesses ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"The fertility of the soil is perhaps a vague title, but by it I intend to signify the greater or less power which a piece of land possesses of producing ..."

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