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OWNERSHIP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ownership mean? 

OWNERSHIP (noun)
  The noun OWNERSHIP has 3 senses:

1. the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
2. the act of having and controlling property
3. the state or fact of being an owner

  Familiarity information: OWNERSHIP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OWNERSHIP (noun)


Sense 1ownership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("ownership" is a kind of...):

relation (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ownership"):

landholding (ownership of land; the state or fact of owning land)

employee ownership (ownership of a business by the people who work for it)

proprietary; proprietorship (an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits)

property right (the right of ownership)

severalty (exclusive individual ownership)

community (common ownership)

stockholding (ownership of stocks; the state or fact of holding stock)


Sense 2ownership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of having and controlling property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

possession; ownership

Hypernyms ("ownership" is a kind of...):

control (the activity of managing or exerting control over something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ownership"):

actual possession ((law) immediate and direct physical control over property)

constructive possession ((law) having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it)

criminal possession ((law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain circumstances)

holding; keeping; retention (the act of retaining something)


Sense 3ownership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state or fact of being an owner

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("ownership" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)


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