The governor of reliably Blue New Jersey and possessor of an outsize personality, he commands attention.
At any rate, when he was twenty-one he might hope to be the possessor of a thousand dollars.
A princess could not be allowed to transmit any of it away from the possessor of the throne.
The name of "Guarnerius" is probably known to every possessor of a Violin throughout the world.
Why is possession protected by the law, when the possessor is not also an owner?
The possessor of an unobservant eye might have called her a mean-looking, little old woman.
At any rate, the expression was that of pride, of satisfaction, of the possessor.
They submitted their lives and fortunes to the possessor of this appealing idea.
In the United States almost every man is the possessor of property.
The possessor has very wisely limited himself to few, but large, entertaining-rooms.
late 14c., "to hold, occupy, reside in" (without regard to ownership), a back formation from possession and in part from Old French possesser "to have and hold, take, be in possession of" (mid-13c.), from Latin possess-, past participle stem of possidere "to have and hold, possess, be master of, own," from posse "to be able," from potis "able, powerful" (see potent) + esse "to be" (see be). Meaning "to hold as property" is recorded from c.1500. Demonic sense is recorded from 1530s (implied in possessed). Related: Possessed; possessing.