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possessory

[puh-zes-uh-ree] /pəˈzɛs ə ri/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a possessor or to possession:
registration of possessory claims.
2.
arising from possession:
a possessory interest.
3.
having possession:
possessory landholdings.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin possessōrius, equivalent to Latin possed-, stem of possidēre to possess (see possession) + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > ss
Related forms
possessoriness, noun
Can be confused
possessive, possessory.
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possessory

/pəˈzɛsərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having possession
2.
(law) arising out of, depending upon, or concerned with possession: a possessory title
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