- posse comitatus,
- possessed by,
- possessed, the,
- possession is nine points of the law
Origin of possessed
"controlled by an indwelling demon," 1530s, past participle adjective from possess (v.).
Driven by, obsessed with, as in He was possessed by the idea of becoming a millionaire. This idiom employs possess in the sense of “dominate one's thoughts or ideas,” a usage dating from the late 1500s.