ownership

[ oh-ner-ship ]
/ ˈoʊ nərˌʃɪp /

noun

the state or fact of being an owner.
legal right of possession; proprietorship.

Origin of ownership

First recorded in 1575–85; owner + -ship
Related formsin·ter·own·er·ship, nounself-own·er·ship, noun
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ownership

/ (ˈəʊnəʃɪp) /

noun

the state or fact of being an owner
legal right of possession; proprietorship

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