possession

possession
pos·ses·sion [pəʼzeʃən] n
1) no pl (having) Besitz m;
to be in full \possession of one's faculties im Vollbesitz seiner geistigen Kräfte sein;
to be in sb's \possession sich akk in jds Besitz befinden;
to be in the \possession of sb in jds Besitz sein;
he was found in \possession of explosives man fand Sprengstoff bei ihm;
to come into \possession of sth (form) in den Besitz einer S. gen kommen;
how did this painting come into your \possession? wie ist dieses Gemälde in Ihre Hände gelangt?;
to gain [or take] \possession [of sth] law etw in Besitz nehmen;
to have sth in one's \possession (form) etw in seinem Besitz haben
2) usu pl (something owned) Besitz m kein pl
3) pol (area of land) Besitzung[en] f[pl] (geh), Landbesitz m kein pl
4) no pl sports
to regain \possession [of the ball] wieder in den Ballbesitz gelangen
PHRASES:
\possession is nine tenths [or (Brit a.) points] of the law der Eigentümer hat das letzte Wort

English-German students dictionary . 2013.

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