repossess(redirected from repossessed)
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. to take possession of again, esp. for nonpayment of money due.
2. to put again in possession of something.
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Past participle: repossessed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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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"
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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
repossess[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt [+ house, goods] → saisir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
repossess[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt (property) → rientrare in possesso di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995