Definition of Ownership

1. Noun. The relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others.




2. Noun. The act of having and controlling property.
Exact synonyms: Possession
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Actual Possession, Constructive Possession, Criminal Possession, Holding, Keeping, Retention
Derivative terms: Owner, Owner, Possess

3. Noun. The state or fact of being an owner.
Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Owner, Owner

Definition of Ownership

1. n. The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.

Definition of Ownership

1. Noun. The state of having complete legal control of the status of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ownership

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ownership

1. The ownership of any object, property, or facility, including proprietary, public, non-profit, secular, physician-owned, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ownership

ownability
ownable
ownage
owndom
owndoms
owne
owned
owner
owner-driver
owner-occupied
owner-occupier
owner-operator
ownerless
ownerlessness
owners
ownership (current term)
ownership equity
ownerships
ownest
owneth
owning
ownness
owns
ownself
oword
owre
owrecome
owrecomes
owrelay
owrelays

Literary usage of Ownership

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"Of an advowson wherein a man hath an absolute ownership and propertie as he ... So far as we are aware, the term absolute ownership was very new when Coke ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"But there is also a qualified ownership. It may happen that several persons have different rights to the same thing, one subordinate to the other: one has ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Taken in its strict sense, this definition applies to absolute ownership only. ... But there is also a qualified ownership. It may happen that several ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Taken in its strict sense, this definition applies to absolute ownership only. ... But there is also a qualified ownership. It may happen that several ..."

5. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquitiesby William George Smith, Charles Anthon by William George Smith, Charles Anthon (1870)
"This bare ownership was sometimes expressed by the same terms (ex jure ... The historical origin of this notion, of the separation of the ownership from the ..."

6. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"2«] Now no one is likely to maintain, even as a paradox, that Is co- the ownership of aliquot shares of things is older than the ownership of integral ..."

7. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"The question of vested rights when public ownership displaces private. ... Experiments in ownership to be welcomed, especially in municipalities. ..."

8. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Survey 38:544-5 S 22 47 Is government ownership of wireless intended? Sei Am 116:116 F 3 47 See alan Municipal ownership; Railroads and state United States ..."

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