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possession

Exercising dominion or control over property.There are two varieties of real property possession. Actual possession occurs when property is in the immediate physical control and occupancy of a party. Constructive possession exists as to the whole of a property when someone is in actual possession of a part.

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Instead, the Jesus scholars saw him as a possessionless wandering sage.
Since a mendicant is in theory both possessionless and striving to attain a state of indifference to material objects, he or she should not specifically ask for anything.
5:3-4, 9) and the couple's punishment appears excessive unless there was an established and generally understood norm of possessionless discipleship to which the couple had failed to conform.