- To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's
own keeping; to have and to hold.
- To have the legal title to; to have a just right to; to
be master of; to own; to have; as, to possess property, an estate, a
- To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish;
to gain; to seize.
- To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to
fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc.
- To put in possession; to make the owner or holder of
property, power, knowledge, etc.; to acquaint; to inform; -- followed
by of or with before the thing possessed, and now commonly used