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POSSESSION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of any- thing which may be the subject of property, for one’s use and enjoyment, either as owner or as the proprietor of a qualified right in it, and either held personally or by another who exercises it in one’s place and name. That condition of facts under which one can exercise his power over a corporeal thing at his pleasure to the exclusion of all other persons. See Staton v. Mullis, 92 N. C. 032; Suuol v. Hepburn, 1 Cal. 203; Cox v. Deviu- ney, 05 N. J. Law, 3S9, 47 Atl. 570; Churchill v. Onderdonk, 59 N. Y. 130; Itice v. Frayser (C. C.) 24 Fed. 400; Travers v. McElvain, 181 111. 382, 55 N. E. 135; Emmerson v. State, 33 Tex. Cr. It. S9, 25 S. V. 289; Slater v. Rawson, 0 Mete. (Mass.)t 444.


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