In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(propiedad, tenencia)possessionno hemos tomado posesión de la casa todavía — we haven't taken possession of the house yet
- está en posesión de todas sus facultades — he is in full possession of his faculties
- el nuevo director tomará posesión de su cargo el día 16 — the new director will take up his post on the 16th
- la posesión de tanta riqueza por unos pocos — the possession of so much wealth by a few people
- se disputan la posesión de las tierras — they are in dispute over ownership of the land / over who owns the land
- la posesión de 100 acciones le da derecho a hablar en la reunión — ownership of 100 shares gives you the right to speak at the meeting
- fue hallado en posesión de dos kilos de cocaína — he was caught in possession of two kilos of cocaine
2.1(objeto poseído)possessionestas son todas sus posesiones — these are all the possessions she has
2.2(finca)landestatela familia tiene posesiones en Jalisco — the family has estates / land in Jalisco
2.3(territorio, colonia)possessionperdieron las posesiones de ultramar — they lost their overseas possessions
3Psychologypossessionera víctima de una posesión diabólica — he was possessed (by the devil)
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