possessory

[ puh-zes-uh-ree ]
/ pəˈzɛs ə ri /

adjective

of or relating to a possessor or to possession: registration of possessory claims.
arising from possession: a possessory interest.
having possession: possessory landholdings.

Nearby words

  1. possession order,
  2. possessive,
  3. possessive adjective,
  4. possessive pronoun,
  5. possessor,
  6. posset,
  7. possibility,
  8. possible,
  9. possible world,
  10. possibly

Origin of possessory

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin possessōrius, equivalent to Latin possed-, stem of possidēre to possess (see possession) + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > ss

Related formspos·ses·so·ri·ness, noun

Can be confusedpossessive possessory

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British Dictionary definitions for possessory

possessory

/ (pəˈzɛsərɪ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or having possession
law arising out of, depending upon, or concerned with possessiona possessory title
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