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- noun A person who
possessessomething; an owner
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In the construction of a building, it is strictly necessary to secure a firm foundation in order to erect a magnificent structure, one that will not simply be an ornament of attraction to the eyes of its observers, or those living in the community in which it is reared; but it should be a comfort to the possesser and its occupants also.
Afro-American Encyclopaedia; or, The Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race, Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, It Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women.
Now, is not this a case for the application of the principle, In pari causa possesser potior habetur?
Kemp, we must have in N.C. one Institution where the higher education can be attained in such a degree that its possesser may feel respectable and be respected wherever he goes or by whomsoever he be compared.
A vessel was soon found bound to the required destination, and she embarked, with the whole of her riches, elated with the hopes of being enabled to enjoy that future happiness to which the possesser of an incorruptibly virtuous heart ought to aspire.
They admire in the same way a gay wild fellow; they do not dislike even a 'poor fellow -- ah! very dissipated!' and this arises from the fact that they admire decided 'character' of any description, more than the want of character -- even when the possesser of _character_ is led into vice by it. "
400: (As his wise mother wrought in his behalfe) 401: The third possesser; I, he was the third.