possession (n.)
actual holding, real ownership, immediate possession
3H6 II.vi.110[Warwick to all] Now to London, / To see these honours in possession
TS II.i.122[Baptista to Petruchio, of Katherina's dowry] After my death the one half of my lands, / And in possession twenty thousand crowns
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