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Own

To have the exclusive right to use and abuse property within the limits of the law. For example, if one owns land, the owner may use it to build a house, start a farm or dump toxic waste, subject to zoning, environmental and other applicable laws. The ability of an individual to own something is the foundation of the free market system.
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At present, the areas I'm most optimistic about are the Waterfront, which is seeing some much-needed speculative construction and some spirited competition for prime space; and Newark, which is finally coming into its own as an independent metropolitan market.
He also notes that downtown is finally coming into its own as an urban residential market.
Wells depicts a southern middle class coming into its own during the 1850s.
The big picture for New Rochelle is that it is coming into its own as an outstanding commuter community and the buildings are starting to catch up with the demand of buyers looking in the area," said Prudential Douglas Elliman's Managing Director Andy Gerringer.
This trio was just coming into its own after Bill Evans broke away from the Miles Davis group.
Long-term care is coming into its own in the $34 billion-a-year healthcare group purchasing business--but facilities are still missing out on new opportunities as they attempt to come to grips with group purchasing organizations (GPOs), whether national or regional.
The telltale purple-brown lesions of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) were one of the characteristic signs of an epidemic coming into its own.
When Wixson first started with the, company, the Internet was just coming into its own as a marketing tool, but Wixson.