take possession (of something)

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take possession (of something)

To gain or assume ownership or custody of something. She took possession of the house following the court's ruling that she was the legal inheritor of the estate. The bank took possession of my car after I was unable to keep up my monthly repayments.
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take possession (of something)

to assume ownership of something. I am to take possession of the house as soon as we sign the papers.
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take posˈsession (of something)

(formal) become the owner of something: He couldn’t pay his taxes, so the government took possession of his property.
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He takes possession of the ball in areas where defenders don't want to go, so he is a worry on Saturday.
According to bylaws of MDA, the authority takes possession of 25 per cent land of colony and then return it to the colony owners after completion of development work in the colony.
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Under a land swap deal, Trent City Securities takes possession of Stafford's old leisure centre site, which it will redevelop with a mixed-use retail and residential scheme.
However, the Scourge takes possession of Charlie, and Jack must enter Hell to rescue his friend, with the help of Esme, another teenage member of the brotherhood.
Painting becomes a means by which the artist takes possession of images in order to interrogate them, choosing the most exotic and exploiting the power of fascination that emanates from their constituent ambiguity.
(The time period within which this occurs varies by, jurisdiction and type of property.) On abandonment, a holder must remit the property to the appropriate state, which in theory takes possession of it for the rightful owner; should the true owner be located, the state legally is obligated to return the property to him or her.
Cardinal Connell takes possession of it on the 116th anniversary of its designation as a Church for English-speaking people.
Simon Arrowsmith, head of commercial property at Birming-ham law firm Martineau Johnson, said: "If a company goes to the wall, the bank takes possession of the land to cover its liability but if the site is contaminated and remains in the bank's ownership for any length of time, the law could take the view that it has knowingly permitted the pollution to continue."
The purchaser takes possession of the equipment after making a down payment, but the equipment remains the property of the manufacturer until the bill is paid in full.
Candy takes possession of a key, and in doing so becomes the target of the evil Lord Carrion and his minions.
For several moments, a dark emptiness takes possession of the image field until the camera reaches another doorway, revealing the same room from a different angle.