- 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.
Origin of repossess
Related Words for repossessionrebirth, renascence, recuperation, revival, rejuvenation, renewal, revivification, resurgence, resurrection, regeneration, improvement, renaissance, cure, healing, resuscitation, rehabilitation, comeback, betterment, retrieval, convalescence
Examples from the Web for repossession
Historical Examples of repossession
As the French had supposed they could reconquer, so the English looked forward to repossession.A Little Girl in Old Detroit
Amanda Minnie Douglas
With repossession of the Pearl, good fortune came once more to the Illingworths.The Burglars' Club
Henry A. Hering
For a time I did not reflect that to hold it thus in my hand was not sufficient to entitle me to repossession.Arthur Mervyn
Charles Brockden Brown
His life had been so long empty that it was enough to dwell on the great happiness of his repossession.The Happy End
- to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
- to restore ownership of (something) to someone