Definition of Possessor

1. Noun. A person who owns something. "Who is the owner of that friendly smile?"

Exact synonyms: Owner
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Holder, Homeowner, Householder, Part-owner, Saver, Shipowner
Derivative terms: Own, Ownership, Ownership, Ownership, Possess

Definition of Possessor

1. n. One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor.

Definition of Possessor

1. Noun. Agent noun of possess; one who possesses. ¹

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Definition of Possessor

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possessor

possessive adjective
possessive adjectives
possessive case
possessive cases
possessive determiner
possessive determiners
possessive pronoun
possessive pronouns
possessive suffix
possessive suffixes
possessor (current term)

Literary usage of Possessor

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"There is a distinction between • bon m fidei and a mala fidei possessor, ... "In respect to a bonse flde! possessor, the owner cannot compel him to restore ..."

2. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"7, 29, 4) ; that is to say, the possessor must have obtained it in some way which would have made him owner, only that in the particular case, owing to some ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1904)
"In respect to a bond fide possessor, the owner cannot compel him to ... Justinian gives an example of this principle in the case of a lona Jide possessor, ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato, Benjamin Jowett (1881)
"... to the possessor of them, which makes the one to be a good and the other an evil, whether seen or unseen by gods and men. ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1806)
"The possession of land, cattle, corn, and other things which the land produces, at the same time that it confers a benefit and an advantage on the possessor ..."

6. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1882)
"(1) Where nn application is made to the auxiliary jurisdiction of the court by the possessor of a legal title; as against a purchaser for value without ..."

7. The history of civilization, from the fall of the Roman empire to the French by François Pierre G. Guizot (1846)
"IN order to give a clear idea of the relations of the possessor of fiefs among themselves, I have extricated those relation from every foreign element, ..."

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