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own·er·ship

 (ō′nər-shĭp′)
n.
1. The state or fact of being an owner.
2. A group that owns something: The ownership of the team wants to make a trade for a better pitcher.
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ownership

(ˈəʊnəʃɪp)
n
1. the state or fact of being an owner
2. (Law) legal right of possession; proprietorship
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own•er•ship

(ˈoʊ nərˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the state or fact of being an owner.
2. legal right of possession; proprietorship.
[1575–85]
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ownership

1. the state or quality of being an owner.
2. the state of owning.
3. right of possession or proprietorship.
See also: Property and Ownership
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessedownership - the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
community - common ownership; "they shared a community of possessions"
severalty - exclusive individual ownership
property right - the legal right of ownership
proprietary, proprietorship - an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
employee ownership - ownership of a business by the people who work for it
landholding - ownership of land; the state or fact of owning land
stockholding - ownership of stocks; the state or fact of holding stock; "prohibition of unrestricted intercorporate stockholding"- W.Z.Ripley
2.ownership - the act of having and controlling propertyownership - the act of having and controlling property
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
actual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over property
constructive possession - (law) having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it
criminal possession - (law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain circumstances
holding, retention, keeping - the act of retaining something
3.ownership - the state or fact of being an owner
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
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ownership

noun possession, occupation, tenure, dominion, occupancy, proprietorship, proprietary rights, right of possession the growth of home ownership in Britain
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

ownership

noun
The fact of possessing or the legal right to possess something:
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Translations
مُلْكِيَّه
vlastnictví
ejerskab
òaî aî vera eigandi; eignarréttur
lastništvo
sahiplik

ownership

[ˈəʊnəʃɪp] Npropiedad f
they abolished private ownership of the means of productionabolieron la propiedad privada de los medios de producción
the ownership of the land is in disputeestá en disputa la propiedad de la tierra
"under new ownership"nuevo propietario, nuevo dueño
under his ownership the business flourishedel negocio prosperó mientras fue de su propiedad
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ownership

[ˈəʊnərʃɪp] n
[land, property] → propriété f
proof of ownership → preuve de propriété
it's under new ownership [shop, restaurant] → il y a eu un changement de propriétaire
to take ownership of sth (= assume responsibility) → s'approprier qchown goal n
(FOOTBALL)but m contre son camp
Southampton took the lead through a Richard Shaw own goal after only 30 seconds → Southampton a pris l'avantage au score par un but de Richard Shaw contre son camp, après seulement trente secondes de jeu.
They lost by an own goal → Ils ont perdu à cause d'un but contre leur camp
to score an own goal [footballer] → marquer contre son camp
he scored an own goal → il a marqué contre son camp
(= counterproductive action) → coup m de fusil dans le pied
a clear public relations own goal → un vrai coup de fusil dans le pied en termes de relations publiques
to score an own goal (= damage one's own interests) → se tirer dans le piedown-label [ˌəʊnˈleɪbəl] adj
their own-label peas → leur propre marque de petits pois
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ownership

nBesitz m; to establish the ownership of somethingden Besitzer einer Sache (gen)feststellen; there are doubts as to the ownership of the propertyes ist nicht klar, wer der Eigentümer dieses Grundstücks ist; under his ownership the business flourisheddas Geschäft blühte in der Zeit, als es sich in seinem Besitz befand; under new ownershipunter neuer Leitung; since we’ve been under new ownershipseit der Eigentümer gewechselt hat; this certifies your ownership of …das weist Sie als Eigentümer von … aus
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ownership

[ˈəʊnəʃɪp] nproprietà
it's under new ownership → ha un nuovo proprietario
under his ownership the business flourished → nelle sue mani la ditta prosperava
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

own

(əun) verb
1. to have as a possession. I own a car.
2. to admit that something is true. I own that I have not been working very hard.
adjective, pronoun
belonging to (the person stated). The house is my own; I saw it with my own eyes.
ˈowner noun
a person who owns something. Are you the owner of that car?
ˈownership noun
get one's own back
to revenge oneself. He has beaten me this time, but I'll get my own back (on him).
own up (often with to)
to admit that one has done something. He owned up to having broken the window.
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References in classic literature ?
How impossible was it to sleep, in the exuberant posession of such blessedness!
The shadow of this wall soon took posession of the whole of the ground as far as I could see, forcing the golden sunlight to retreat inch by inch, and at last take refuge in the very tops of the trees.
Of course it was possible that they might have made their way over land to this point, but it seemed scarcely credible--and then, how could they have come into posession of Virginia Maxon, whom every report except this last agreed was still in the hands of Ninaka and Barunda.
I don't know what they are, except that they are old letters: I have never had them in my posession yet.
Should I ever learn that you have again annoyed her or her husband--should you ever annoy me again--should I hear that you have returned to France or to any French posession, I shall make it my sole business to hunt you down and complete the choking I commenced tonight." Then he turned to the table, on which the two pieces of paper still lay.
It outlines what someone can do to retrieve their posessions.
Twelve other individuals inside the residence of the arrested drug peddlers, including a 16-year old boy, were likewise arrested for sniffing shabu fumes and posessions of sachets of shabu.