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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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The most frequent types of nominal possessive constructions (where the possessor is named by a noun) are presented in the following models (1-2):
iii) that the failure to inquire causes any excess detention, beyond the time at which inquiry should have occurred and resulted in restitution, to be an unlawful detention, in consequence of which the possessor is in a state of deviation and is therefore strictly liable for any harm occasioned to the chattel subsequent to that deviation;
Moreover, finders' rights will be subordinated to the rights of occupiers, prior possessors, employers, and the state--all with applicable qualifications.
In order to claim real property through adverse possession, there must be actual entry, that is to say, "the possessor must physically occupy the premises in some mariner.
In direct possessive constructions (henceforth DPCs), the possessor is attached directly to the possessed noun, either in form of a pronominal possessive suffix, a linking suffix plus adjacent personal NP, or an adjacent common noun.
If the plaintiff does not file suit within ten years, then the plaintiff's suit is barred, and the adverse possessor may be able to gain title to the property.
The extinction of title under the Act will only protect the adverse possessor against actions by the original owner.
This study of the law and morality of adverse possession suggests a new analogy for understanding the role of adverse possessor, not as a land thief nor as a deserving labourer, but rather as something akin to the leader of a bloodless coup d'etat (10) A successful adverse possessor assumes the mantle of ownership for much the same reason that a successful coup d'etat produces a government whose authority to rule is undiminished by the initial illegality of its path to power.
He proposes that the 's possessive is favored when the possessor noun is high on the gender scale.
The preference for considering body part nouns to be inalienable can be seen, among other languages, on the example of Croatian, in which the use of the possessive pronoun with a noun referring to a body part is much less common than omitting the possessor altogether, as illustrated by the examples in Matasovic (2002: 154): Slomio sam nogu 'I broke the leg' sounds much more natural than Slomio sam svoju nogu 'I broke my leg'.
Note that different (slot f) can be preceded by a possessor (slot c):
At that time he was pioneer platoon sergeant, and in keeping with tradition, was the possessor of a magnificent beard