the state of having, owning, or controlling something.
“are you in possession of any items over $500 in value?”
synonyms: ownership, control, hands, keeping, care, custody, charge, hold, title, guardianship More
visible power or control over something, as distinct from lawful ownership; holding or occupancy.
“both teams attempting to gain possession of the ball”
synonyms: occupancy, occupation, tenure, holding, tenancy
“her possession of the premises”
the state of possessing an illegal drug.
“they’re charged with possession”
(in football, basketball, and other ball games) temporary control of the ball by a particular player or team.
“the ball hit a defender and Brown’s quick reaction put him in possession”
an item of property; something belonging to one.
“I was alone with no money or possessions”
synonyms: belongings, things, property, (worldly) goods, (personal) effects, assets, chattels, movables, valuables; More

how is it that children are possessions? i kind of thought that they were lent to us for a short time so that we could grow up…who knew???

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