actual possession


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Noun1.actual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over propertyactual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over property
possession, ownership - the act of having and controlling property
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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There appears to be a tendency to extinction among all the savage nations; and this tendency would seem to have been in operation among the aboriginals of this country long before the advent of the white men, if we may judge from the traces and traditions of ancient populousness in regions which were silent and deserted at the time of the discovery; and from the mysterious and perplexing vestiges of unknown races, predecessors of those found in actual possession, and who must long since have become gradually extinguished or been destroyed.
The States within the limits of whose colonial governments they were comprised have claimed them as their property, the others have contended that the rights of the crown in this article devolved upon the Union; especially as to all that part of the Western territory which, either by actual possession, or through the submission of the Indian proprietors, was subjected to the jurisdiction of the king of Great Britain, till it was relinquished in the treaty of peace.
My imagination carried me so far that I even had the refusal of several farms -- the refusal was all I wanted -- but I never got my fingers burned by actual possession. The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife -- every man has such a wife -- changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
To some it seemed that, now that they were in actual possession of it, freedom was a more serious thing than they had expected to find it.
The Eastern claim once fairly settled, and put upon the firm basis of actual possession, Mr.
That they have some high-fenced grove which they call a park; that they live in larger and better-garnished saloons than he has visited, and go in coaches, keeping only the society of the elegant, to watering-places and to distant cities,--these make the groundwork from which he has delineated estates of romance, compared with which their actual possessions are shanties and paddocks.
"He said no ifs and no buts, it's ours, the problem is they are in possession whether constructive or actual possession," Panelo said.
Part of Judge Mannheimer's concern over the instructions stems from cases where juries are instructed as to both actual and constructive possession, when in fact only actual possession was at issue, risking juror confusion.
Confiscated from their actual possession were two caliber .45 pistols, four caliber .45 steel magazines, several ammunitions, brown holster, and black sling bag, it said.
On Wednesday, the counsel submitted an application assuring the Supreme Court that it had developed the Malir project on the land in its actual possession of 16,896 acres and that Bahria Town would provide plots and would fully compensate those who had purchased plots outside the existing boundaries.
Essentially, there's a record that you own the stock all without ever granting you actual possession of that stock.
The declaration of Pope Francis that the actual possession of nuclear weapons is wrong is not well known either, so the conference focused on how all these important facts can be conveyed to Christians and others.