n.1.A possessor; a property holder.
Having been of old freemen and possessioners.
- Sir P. Sidney.
2.An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.
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Crowley argues "If the possessioners would consider themselves to be but stewards, and not lords over their possessions, this oppression would soon be redressed.