possessed of

possessed of (something)

In or having possession of something. Affidavits signed by the defendant affirm that he was possessed of all items listed in the police report at the time of his arrest. Successful applicants will be possessed of excellent communication skills and professional conduct.
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*possessed of something

having something; possessing something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) She is possessed of a large amount of money. Todd wishes he were possessed of a large car and a fine house.
See also: of, possessed
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
There are some cases, however, in which, as the quality under consideration has no name, it is impossible that those possessed of it should have a name that is derivative.
We may therefore state that those things are said to be possessed of some specific quality which have a name derived from that of the aforesaid quality, or which are in some other way dependent on it.
He was possessed of a handsome person and pleasing manners, and was a general favorite in the factory.
At a revealing moment in Voodoo Dreams, the character Ziti tells Laveau that it is unfair for Marie to be light-skinned and possessed of straight hair and fine features.