Spanish translation of 'possession'
1. (= act, state) posesión f
to come into possession of adquirir
to come or pass into the possession of pasar a manos de
to get possession of [building, property] ganar derecho de entrada a
to get/have possession of the ball (Sport) hacerse con/tener el balón
to have sth in one’s possession tener algo (en su posesión or sus manos)
to be in possession of sth estar en posesión de algo
to be in full possession of one’s faculties estar en pleno uso de sus facultades mentales
to be in the possession of estar en posesión or manos de
to take possession of sth (Law) tomar posesión de algo; (by force) apoderarse de algo
a house with vacant possession una casa (que se vende) desocupada
“with vacant possession” llave en mano
▪ proverb: possession is nine points or tenths of the law la posesión es lo que cuenta
2. (= thing possessed) posesión f
posesiones fpl ⧫ bienes mpl
Spain’s overseas possessions las posesiones de España en ultramar
[of drugs] posesión f
possession of arms tenencia f de armas
4. (by devil) posesión f
See possession order
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Example Sentences Including 'possession'
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I would estimate that they should be in his possession sometime tomorrow morning.CODE BREAKER (2001)
Handmade for her by the master craftsman Edward Barnsley and for many years her most prized possession.THE IMAGE OF LAURA (2001)
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'possession' in Other Languages
British English: possession /pəˈzɛʃən/ NOUN
retention If you are in possessionof something, you have it, because you have obtained it or because it belongs to you.
Those documents are now in the possession of the Guardian newspaper.
- American English: possession
- Arabic: إِمْتِلاك
- Brazilian Portuguese: posse
- Chinese: 拥有物
- Croatian: vlasništvo
- Czech: vlastnictí
- Danish: besiddelse
- Dutch: bezit
- European Spanish: posesión
- Finnish: omistus
- French: possession
- German: Besitztum
- Greek: κτήση
- Italian: possesso
- Japanese: 所有
- Korean: 소유
- Norwegian: eiendel
- Polish: posiadanie
- European Portuguese: posse
- Romanian: posesie
- Russian: обладание
- Spanish: posesión
- Swedish: ägodel
- Thai: ความเป็นเจ้าของ
- Turkish: mülkiyet
- Ukrainian: володіння
- Vietnamese: sự sỡ hữu
British English: possession NOUN
belongings Your possessions are the things that you own or have with you at a particular time.
People had lost their homes and all their possessions.
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Translation of possession from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary