Definition of ownership in English:

ownership

noun

  • The act, state, or right of possessing something.

    ‘the ownership of land’
    ‘the rise in car ownership’
    • ‘It was also clear to me that neither could readily grasp the concept of a nominee ownership.’
    • ‘In an economy based on agriculture, the ownership of land is the key to survival and power.’
    • ‘Planning is concerned with the use of and operations on land, not its ownership.’
    • ‘It remained in his ownership until his death, and then passed to a foundation.’
    • ‘The ownership of the animals specified in the charges was transferred to the respondents.’
    • ‘The ownership of the freehold land at both Baydon Farm and Park Farm is complex.’
    • ‘Erratic though its incidence is, the liability is a tax upon the ownership of land.’
    • ‘The second was a campaign to develop local industry in the ownership of the collectives.’
    • ‘Mere use without possession is not sufficient, nor is ownership without possession.’
    • ‘The ownership of land, as opposed to personal property, is subject to particular rules.’
    • ‘In certain cases the true ownership of a cheque may be determined only by reference to agency principles.’
    • ‘Now the ownership of the land is in limbo, with no one willing to take responsibility for the tip.’
    • ‘Only a few months ago, he was questioning the ownership of the land and trying to stall the plans.’
    • ‘Whenever press ownerships have been allowed into commercial television ownership, the situation has been favourable to the emergence of media moguls.’
    • ‘In fact there may be specific controls on the foreign ownership of banks.’
    • ‘The ownership of the vehicle was not transferred to them until they accepted the agreement.’
    • ‘Car ownership is rising and will not be reversed, either in the UK or further afield.’
    • ‘Property relations should be reformed to give greater security to the ownership of land.’
    • ‘It was to provide metropolitan Green Belt land through direct ownership and control.’
    • ‘Full ownership of the car is yours from day one, with the proviso that you keep up repayments.’
    possession, right of possession, holding, freehold, proprietorship, proprietary rights, title
    View synonyms

Pronunciation

ownership

/ˈəʊnəʃɪp/