Synonyms of possession in English:

possession


See definition of possession

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’

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occupancy, tenure, occupation, holding, tenancy

3‘that photograph was Bert's most precious possession’

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asset, thing, article, item owned, chattel

4possessions‘he loaded Francesca and all her possessions into his car’

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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’

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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