repossess(redirected from repossessing)
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tr.v. re·pos·sessed, re·pos·sess·ing, re·pos·sess·es
a. To regain possession of.
b. To reclaim possession of for failure to make payments due.
2. To give back possession to.
re′pos·ses′sion (-zĕsh′ən) n.
1. (Law) to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
2. (Law) to restore ownership of (something) to someone
1. to take possession of again, esp. for nonpayment of money due.
2. to put again in possession of something.
Past participle: repossessed
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|Verb||1.||repossess - claim back|
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
distrain - legally take something in place of a debt payment
foreclose - subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
|2.||repossess - regain possession of something|
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"