Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or state of possessing again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or the state of possessing again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of being repossessed
  • noun countable The act of repossessing

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

  • noun the action of regaining possession (especially the seizure of collateral securing a loan that is in default)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The concept of organ repossession is not strong enough for a serious film.

    MOVIE REVIEW: Repo Men (2010)

  • "We support the (SADC) leaders on their progressive stand of not interfering with Zimbabwean government's position on redressing what gave rise to the struggle for national liberation - namely the repossession of the land for equitable distribution amongst the indigenous people who were robbed of their land by British colonial settlers," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • These acts included armed robberies by guerilla groups called repossession units, who were tasked with obtaining weapons and goods for subsistence, by means of armed robbery if necessary.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "A repossession is usually the final stage of a foreclosure," remarked Simon Campbell, a business analyst with Bank Foreclosures Sale.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • "A repossession is usually the final stage of a foreclosure," remarked Simon Campbell, a business analyst with Bank Foreclosures Sale.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • "Frederick Kincaid informed her that a repossession is a civil matter and the police should not be able to assist the tow truck driver in the repossession and that once she got out of the vehicle she would be unable to do anything to stop the repossession or verify they were even repossessing the right vehicle," the suit states.

    Madison County Record

  • If the idea of repossession is leaving the homeowners among you unnerved, then at least you can see a few exhibitions this week that give abandoned buildings an admiring second glance.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • If the idea of repossession is leaving the homeowners among you unnerved, then at least you can see a few exhibitions this week that give abandoned buildings an admiring second glance.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Preventing a repossession is the best ploy if you are in time to deal with the situation.

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  • "This failure has resulted in serious socio-economic hardships, such as repossession of homes, black listings, inability to send children to school, broken marriages, etc, etc," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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  • (fd) Consequence of being in arrears to an exorcist.

    (Thanks John Huotari)

    January 24, 2008

  • :-)

    January 24, 2008