in (one's) possession

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in (one's) possession

Owned, held by, or under the custody of someone. With her father's inheritance in her possession, Samantha intends to start her own business. The detective wanted to know how long the victim's diary had been in the suspect's possession. Are you on your way to get it, or is literally already in your possession?
See also: possession

*in someone's possession

held by someone; owned by someone. (*Typically: be ~; come [into] ~.) The book is now in my possession. How long has this object been in your possession?
See also: possession
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Power tools found in his possession were identified as coming from a number of the break-ins - in many cases the victims were called into the police station to identify their tools.
He was apprehended and taken into custody after police found three wrist watches and four mobile phones in his possession.
Tools, valuables and cash were found in his possession.
In 2011 he was arrested when a large amount of firecrackers was found in his possession.