Origin of possessory
Related formspos·ses·so·ri·ness, noun
Can be confusedpossessive possessory
Examples from the Web for possessory
The American state denies to the church all possessory rights unless incorporated by itself.
Two sorts of registration were established, “Absolute” and “Possessory.”
They seemed to hold a possessory right to the distinguished positions, and to dictate who should be elected to the minor ones.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
He declared that he would break up everything and dare everything, whether the possessory princes formally applied to him or not.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.|John Lothrop Motley
A way, until it becomes a right of way, is just as little susceptible of being held by a possessory title as a contract.The Common Law|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.