possess oneself of
index assume (seize), distrain

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • possess oneself of — ACQUIRE, obtain, get (hold of), procure, get one s hands on; take, seize; informal get one s mitts on. → possess …   Useful english dictionary

  • possess — v.tr. 1 hold as property; own. 2 have a faculty, quality, etc. (they possess a special value for us). 3 (also refl.; foll. by in) maintain (oneself, one s soul, etc.) in a specified state (possess oneself in patience). 4 a (of a demon etc.)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • possess — pos·sess /pə zes/ vt: to have possession of Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. possess I …   Law dictionary

  • possess — [pə zes′] vt. [LME < MFr possessier < L possessus, pp. of possidere, to possess < pos , contr. < potis, able (see POTENT) + sedere, to sit] 1. to hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • possess — possessor, n. possessorship, n. /peuh zes /, v.t. 1. to have as belonging to one; have as property; own: to possess a house and a car. 2. to have as a faculty, quality, or the like: to possess courage. 3. (of a spirit, esp. an evil one) to occupy …   Universalium

  • possess — /pəˈzɛs / (say puh zes) verb (t) 1. to have as property; to have belonging to one. 2. to have as a faculty, quality, or the like: to possess courage. 3. to have knowledge of: I possess a little French. 4. to keep or maintain (oneself, one s mind …   Australian English dictionary

  • possess — v 1. own, be the owner of, have or hold title to, hold, be the proud possessor of, count or number among one s possessions or belongings, Scot. aught; receive, acquire, gain, inherit, come into, come into possession of, win; obtain, get, secure,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • possess one's soul in patience — control oneself, be patient …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gain for oneself — index possess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • assume — as·sume vt as·sumed, as·sum·ing 1: to voluntarily take upon oneself assume a risk 2: to take over (the debts or obligations of another) as one s own assume a mortgage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

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