possession

possession
possession [pəˈze∫ən]
noun
   a. ( = act, state) possession f ; [of drugs] détention f illégale
• in possession of en possession de
• to have sth in one's possession avoir qch en sa possession
• to get possession of sth obtenir qch ; (by force) s'emparer de qch
• to come into sb's possession tomber en la possession de qn
• he was in full possession of all his faculties il était en pleine possession de ses facultés
• according to the information in my possession selon les renseignements en ma possession
   b. ( = object) bien m
• all his possessions tout ce qu'il possède
• he had few possessions il possédait très peu de choses
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[pə'zeʃn] 1.
noun
1) (state of having) possession f (of de)

to be in possession of — être en possession de

to have possession of something — posséder quelque chose

2) Law (illegal) détention f (of de)
3) Law (of property) jouissance f (of de)

to take possession of — prendre possession de [premises, property]

to be in possession — occuper les lieux

4) Sport

to be in ou have possession — contrôler le ballon

5) (by demon) possession f (by par)
6) (colonial) possession f
2.
possessions plural noun (belongings) biens mpl
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possession is nine-tenths of the law — Prov possession vaut titre Prov


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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