take possession


take possession
index acquire (secure), annex (arrogate), collect (recover money), condemn (seize), evict, obtain, possess, receive (acquire), takeover, usurp

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • take possession of — index accept (take), adopt, attach (seize), capture, confiscate, distrain, hold up ( …   Law dictionary

  • take possession — phrasal : to get into one s possession by an act of one s own : enter into possession take possession of a new house doing the Lord s work by taking possession of the Promised Land A.J.Toynbee had bought a car but hadn t yet taken possession :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take possession of — they were under orders to take possession of the house and all of its contents Syn: seize, appropriate, impound, expropriate, sequestrate, sequester, confiscate; take, get, acquire, obtain, procure, possess oneself of, get hold of, get one s… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take possession — receive the keys as the new owner    We bought a house in Parkland. When do you take possession? …   English idioms

  • take possession of — SEIZE, appropriate, impound, expropriate, sequestrate, sequester, confiscate; take, get, acquire, obtain, procure, possess oneself of, get hold of, get one s hands on; capture, commandeer, requisition; …   Useful english dictionary

  • take possession of — capture, control over …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take possession for public use — index eminent domain Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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?… …   Financial and business terms

  • To take possession — Possession Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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


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