take possession of sth

get/take possession of sth
to start to use and control goods, a building, or a piece of land, whether you own them or not: »

Was the bank entitled to take possession of his property and exercise its power of sale without an order of the court?

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The court appointed a receiver to take possession of the assets of the company.

[U] LAW the crime of having illegal drugs or illegally owning a gun: »

He is wanted by police on charges of possession of illegal firearms.

Main Entry: possession

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • get/take possession of sth — ► to start to use and control goods, a building, or a piece of land, whether you own them or not: »Was the bank entitled to take possession of his property and exercise its power of sale without an order of the court? »The court appointed a… …   Financial and business terms

  • get possession of sth — get/take possession of sth ► to start to use and control goods, a building, or a piece of land, whether you own them or not: »Was the bank entitled to take possession of his property and exercise its power of sale without an order of the court?… …   Financial and business terms

  • possession — pos‧ses‧sion [pəˈzeʆn] noun 1. [countable] something that someone owns: • It s vital to insure your possessions for the journey to your new home. 2. [uncountable] the state of having or owning something: • What happens if the buyer has… …   Financial and business terms

  • possession — noun 1 STH YOU OWN (countable usually plural) something that someone owns and keeps or uses themselves: The police went through all the dead girl s possessions. | I packed my remaining possessions into the trunk. 2 STATE OF HAVING STH (U) formal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — 1 /teIk/ verb past tense took past participle taken MOVE STH 1 (T) to move someone or something from one place to another: Don t forget to take your bag when you go. | Paul doesn t know the way can you take him? | take sb/sth to: We take the kids …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • possession — noun 1 having/owning sth ADJECTIVE ▪ exclusive, sole ▪ They had exclusive possession of the property as tenants. ▪ illegal, unlawful (esp. BrE) (both law) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • possession — pos|ses|sion W3 [pəˈzeʃən] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(having something)¦ 2¦(something you own)¦ 3¦(crime)¦ 4¦(sport)¦ 5¦(country)¦ 6¦(evil spirits)¦ 7 in (full) possession of your faculties/senses 8 possession is nine tenths of the law ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • possession is nine tenths of the law — possession is nine tenths of the ˈlaw idiom (saying) if you already have or control sth, it is difficult for sb else to take it away from you, even if they have the legal right to it Main entry: ↑possessionidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 吞占 — tūnzhàn [take possession of sth. illegally] 侵吞; 侵占 吞占别人的房屋 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary


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