Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or fact of being an owner.
  • n. Legal right to the possession of a thing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of having complete legal control of the status of something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being an owner; the right by which a thing belongs specifically to some person or body; proprietorship; possession as an owner or proprietor. See owner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
  • n. the state or fact of being an owner
  • n. the act of having and controlling property

Etymologies

owner +‎ -ship (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • I think I'm on the right track now. Thanks.

    July 9, 2008

  • Crystal.

    July 9, 2008

  • "Moving forwards, we as Virgin Trains are looking to take ownership of the flow in question to apply our pricing structure, thus resulting in this journey search appearing in the new category-matrix format. The pricing of this particular flow is an issue going back to 1996 and it is not something that we can change until 2008 at the earliest. I hope this makes the situation clear."
    - Virgin Trains.

    July 6, 2008