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English noun: ownership

1. ownership (possession) the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others


Broader (hypernym)relation


Narrower (hyponym)community, employee ownership, landholding, property right, proprietary, proprietorship, severalty, stockholding

2. ownership (act) the act of having and controlling property


Synonymspossession


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)actual possession, constructive possession, criminal possession, holding, keeping, retention

3. ownership (state) the state or fact of being an owner


Broader (hypernym)state









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