re-possessor

repossess

[ree-puh-zes]
verb (used with object)
1.
to possess again; regain possession of, especially for nonpayment of money due.
2.
to put again in possession of something: to repossess the Bourbons of their throne.

Origin:
1485–95; re- + possess

repossessable, adjective
repossession [ree-puh-zesh-uhn] , noun
repossessor, noun
unrepossessed, adjective
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repossess (ˌriːpəˈzɛs)
 
vb
1.  to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
2.  to restore ownership of (something) to someone
 
repossession
 
n
 
repos'sessor
 
n

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repossess
1494, "to reoccupy," from re- "back, again" + possess (q.v.). Meaning "take back from a purchaser who defaults on payments" first recorded 1933.
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