possess (v.) Old form(s): possesse , possest
put in possession, endow
3H6 II.v.57[Son to himself] This man ... / May be possessed with some store of crowns
AC III.xi.21[Antony to attendants] I will possess you of that ship and treasure
R2 II.i.107[John of Gaunt to King Richard, of Edward III] Deposing thee before thou wert possessed [i.e. of the throne]
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