American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having possession.
- adj. Law Depending on or arising from possession: possessory interest.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to possession.
- Having possession: as, a possessory lord.
- In law, arising from possession: as, a possessory interest.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, having or arising from possession
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession
“Now, if the contract does not contain the condition of delivery at the same time — as a pactum re initum — and consequently an interval of time intervenes between the conclusion of the contract and the taking possession of the object of acquisition, I cannot obtain possession of it during this interval otherwise than by exercising the particular juridical activity called a possessory act (actum possessorium), which constitutes a special contract.”
“But he says not all property interests are possessory.”
“Trade secret: we talk about controlling disclosure in a way consistent with a possessory interest.”
“At the other extreme, proposed Constitutional Amendment R asks voters if they want to approve "an exemption from property taxation for a possessory interest.”
“This will leave many voters scratching their heads wondering "What the heck is a possessory interest?" or "Is this related to possums?”
“The real issue, I realized, was not the name but the possessory credit.”
“Seifuddin, 820 F.2d 1074 (9th Cir.1987) (convicted felons retain a non-possessory interest in seized firearms).”
“Superlobbyist David Wilmot has been pushing a deal to drop the "possessory interest tax," which would allow redevelopment of the space.”
“I refuse to consent to any search of these premises or any other premises under my control, or in which I may have a possessory, or privacy interest, including my car, my body, or effects.”
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