possession

possession
possession [{{t}}pə'zeʃən]
1 noun
(a) (gen) possession f;
to be in possession of sth être en possession de qch;
to have sth in one's possession avoir qch en sa possession;
he was found in possession of a flick-knife, a flick-knife was found in his possession il a été trouvé en possession d'un couteau à cran d'arrêt;
he's been arrested for possession (of drugs) il a été arrêté pour détention de drogue;
she was charged with possession of illegal substances elle a été inculpée pour détention de stupéfiants;
the file is no longer in my possession le dossier n'est plus en ma possession, je ne suis plus en possession du dossier;
how did the car come into your possession? comment la voiture est-elle entrée en votre possession?;
to be in full possession of one's senses être en pleine possession de ses moyens;
{{}}Sport{{}} to be in or to have possession (of the ball) avoir le ballon;
certain documents have come into my possession certains documents sont tombés en ma possession;
she got possession of the house two weeks ago elle a pris possession de la maison il y a deux semaines;
do they have possession of the necessary documents? ont-ils ou possèdent-ils les documents nécessaires?;
to take possession of sth (acquire) prendre possession de qch; (by force) s'emparer de ou s'approprier qch; (confiscate) confisquer qch;
{{}}British{{}} possession is nine points or parts or tenths of the law possession vaut titre
(b) {{}}Law{{}} (of property) possession f, jouissance f;
to take possession prendre possession;
immediate possession jouissance f immédiate
(c) (by evil) possession f
2 possessions plural noun
(a) (belongings) affaires fpl, biens mpl;
the jade vases are our most precious possessions les vases en jade sont ce que nous possédons de plus précieux
(b) (colonies) possessions fpl; (land) terres fpl

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