Definition for POS-SESS'OR


  1. An occupant; one that has possession; a person who holds in his hands or power any species of property, real or personal. The owner or proprietor of property is the permanent possessor by legal right; the lessee of land and the bailee of goods are temporary possessors by right; the disseizor of land and the thief are wrongful possessors.
  2. One that has, holds or enjoys any good or other thing. Think of the happiness of the prophets and apostles, saints and martyrs, possessors of eternal glory. – Law.

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