Third-person singular simple present indicative form of possess.(verb)
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Use "possesses" in a sentence
"The title possesses a juristic interest: the official bodies are called commissioni, not tribunali; decretare, and not giudicare or decidere, is used; and the processes are termed controversie and contestazioni."
"Once in his head a term possesses him, much like Cho, making him use words and phrases over and over to the point of exhaustion."
"Save, however, in the case of the city of London, where alone in England ancient municipal institutions have been generally preserved, the term possesses no political significance. ["