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1. Of, relating to, or having possession.
2. Law Depending on or arising from possession: possessory interest.
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1. of, relating to, or having possession
2. (Law) law arising out of, depending upon, or concerned with possession: a possessory title.
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(pəˈzɛs ə ri)

1. of or pertaining to a possessor or to possession.
2. arising from possession: a possessory interest.
3. having possession.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin possessōrius= Latin possed-, s. of possidēre to possess (see possession) + -tōrius -tory1]
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