- to possess again; regain possession of, especially for nonpayment of money due.
- to put again in possession of something: to repossess the Bourbons of their throne.
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Historical Examples of repossess
The government resolved to repossess New Orleans and Mobile.
Cordelia lands with French troops to repossess Lear of his kingdom.William Shakespeare
Here there was clearly no aggression: he was only attempting to repossess his own.The Admiral
As he spoke she had but one thought, to repossess herself of the note.Eden
I freely own that I'd give all the rest willingly to repossess myself of the Monsoon treaty.
- to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
- to restore ownership of (something) to someone