Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who possesses; one who has or enjoys anything; one who owns; one who holds, occupies, or controls any species of property, real or personal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor.
- n. a person who owns something
- possess + -or (Wiktionary)
“Because the man is here represented as the _possessor_, and _dog_, the _property_, or _thing possessed_; and the genius of our language requires, that when we add to the possessor, the _thing_ which he is represented as possessing, the possessor shall take a particular form to show its _case_, or _relation to the property_; thus, The _man's_ dog eats, _his_ dog eats.”
“The only good of worldly riches to the possessor is the beholding them with the eyes.”
“Countess of Devon, Princess of the Western Marches, by right and title possessor of all land 'twixt Exeter and Land's End. And now, by her consent and the grace of God, the wife of Harry, King of England.”
“The susceptible and energetic mind, fortunately for its possessor, is endowed with an elastic power, that enables it to rise again from the benumbing effects of those adverse strokes of fortune to which it is but too vulnerable.”
“The charm which true politeness sheds over its possessor, is not easily described; yet it is felt by every one, and invariably responded to by the best feelings of their nature.”
“These beauties are greatly heightened, or at least rendered more valuable, when the possessor is capable of dressing all kinds of skins, converting them into the different parts of their clothing, and able to carry eight or ten stone in summer, or haul a much greater weight in winter.”
“Again, I’m not sure one can infer from the possession of a marijuana card that the possessor is a current user, whose “unlawful use has occurred recently enough to indicate that the individual is actively engaged in such conduct.””
“I don’t see how one can infer from the possession of a marijuana card that the possessor is using marijuana “with regularity and over an extended period of time.””
“Since the possessor is not an insurer of the visitor’s safety, he is ordinarily under no duty to exercise any care until he knows or has reason to know that the acts of the third person are occurring, or are about to occur.”
“The thinker is the thought, the knower is what is known, the possessor is the things possessed.”
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