possessor pos‧ses‧sor [pəˈzesə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] formal
the owner of something:

• Saudi Arabia is the possessor of the largest oil reserves in the world.

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possessor UK US /pəˈzesər/ noun [C] FORMAL
a person, company, etc. that owns something: possessor of sth »

Even the biggest oil producer and possessor of the world's largest petroleum reserves has been running budget deficits.

See also OWNER(Cf. ↑owner)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Possessor — Pos*sess or, n. [L.: cf. F. possesseur.] One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor. Possessors of eternal glory. Law. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possessor — pos·ses·sor /pə ze sər/ n: one that has possession Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. possessor I …   Law dictionary

  • Posséssor — (lat.), Besitzer, Inhaber; possessōrisch, den Besitz betreffend. Possessorische Rechtsmittel, s. Petitorienklagen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • possessor — |ô| adj. s. m. Que ou aquele que possui; possuidor …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Possessor — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Possessor >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 possessor possessor holder Sgm: N 1 occupant occupant occupier Sgm: N 1 tenant tenant Sgm: N 1 person in possession person in possession man in possession &c. 777 …   English dictionary for students

  • possessor — One who possesses; one who has possession. See also occupant @ possessor bona fide /pazessr bowna faydiy/ He is a bona fide possessor who possesses as owner by virtue of an act sufficient in terms to transfer property, the defects of which he was …   Black's law dictionary

  • Possessor — Die Alienabilität (von engl.: alienable = „veräußerbar“) ist eine in vielen Sprachen gebräuchliche Unterscheidung zwischen veräußerbarem (alienablem bzw. nichtorganisch possessivem) und unveräußerlichem (inalienablem bzw. organisch possessivem)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Possessor (7) — 7Possessor et Firminus, Epp. (3. Dec. al. 4. Mai). Der heil. Possessor (nach Gall. chr. XIII. 1116), der sechste Bischof von Verdun, wird bei den Boll. (Maji, I. 438) zugleich mit dem heil. Firminus9, seinem Nachfolger, aufgeführt, da die… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • POSSESSOR — I. POSSESSOR Episcopus Afer celebris admodum. Ab Arianis Africâ expulsus, A. C. 517. Constantinopolim se recepit, indeque Hormisdam Episcopum Romanum de Monachis Scythiae monuit, qui Faulto Reiensi adhaerere, contra Augussinum, dicebantur. Qui… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • possessor — pos|ses|sor [pəˈzesə US ər] n formal someone who owns or has something often used humorously possessor of ▪ He s now the proud possessor of two satellite dishes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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