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possession

noun
phrases
1 noun owning sthseilbh fem2  c m uany documents he had in his possession aon cháipéis a bhí ina sheilbh aige, aon cháipéis a bhí aigethe possession of a valid passport is essential ní mór pas bailí a bheith agatthe Gardaí are in possession of the items tá na hearraí i seilbh na nGardaíwe came into possession of a copy thángamar ar chóip, fuaireamar cóip to get possession of sth seilbh a fháil ar rud, rud a fháil 2 noun of information, faculty etcare you in full possession of the facts? an bhfuil na fíricí ar fad agat?she's in full possession of her mental faculties tá a ciall agus a céadfaí aici, tá a meabhair ar fad aicipossession of a professional qualification would be an advantage ba bhuntáiste é cáilíocht ghairmiúil a bheith agat
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3 noun of sth illegallyseilbh fem2  c m uillegal possession of explosives seilbh neamhdhleathach ar phléascáinhe was in possession of a gun bhí gunna ina sheilbh aigeshe was charged with possession of drugs for sale cuireadh ina leith go raibh drugaí ina seilbh lena ndíol 4 noun LAW legal right to possess goodsseilbh fem2  c m uto retain possession of sth seilbh a choinneáil ar rud, seilbh a choimeád ar rud 5 noun LAW occupancy of house, landseilbh fem2  c m uthe court granted him possession of the land bhronn an chúirt seilbh na talún airthe house came into the possession of the order fágadh an teach i seilbh an oird, tugadh an teach ar sheilbh an oird 6 noun sth owned by sbsealúchas masc1  c m umaoin fem2  c m umany of her possessions were stolen goideadh a lán dá sealúchas, goideadh go leor dá cuid earraíit's his most treasured possession sin an rud is luachmhaire leis dá bhfuil aige sa saolare your personal possessions insured? an bhfuil do shealúchas pearsanta faoi árachas? 7 noun POL countrygabháltas masc1  c m u 8 noun SPOR control of the ball seilbh fem2  c m uhe was in possession bhí an liathróid ina sheilbh aigeshe lost possession of the sliotar chaill sí seilbh ar an sliotardon't lose possession ná tabhair an liathróid uaithe regained possession fuair sé an liathróid ar aisMeath are dominating possession tá an chuid is mó den tseilbh ag an Mhí 9 noun also REL demonic etcin cases of demonic possession i gcásanna ina mbíonn an diabhal i nduinethey're exorcised from possession by evil spirits díbrítear na spioraid urchóideacha a bhíonn iontu 10 noun MIL militaryceannas masc1  c m uforlámhas masc1  c m uthey gained possession of the country ghlac siad ceannas ar an tír 11 noun LING in grammarseilbh fem2  c m uit denotes possession cuireann sé seilbh in iúl
phrases

possession is nine tenths of the law

(also

possession is nine points of the law

) proverb an té atá sa tseilbh, is doiligh a chur as

to take possession of sth

1 also LAW, MIL company, building, etcseilbh a ghlacadh ar rudseilbh a ghabháil ar rudthey took possession of their new building ghlac siad seilbh ar a bhfoirgneamh nuathe navy took possession of the ship ghabh an cabhlach seilbh ar an long 2 gain (emotional etc) control overforlámhas a ghlacadh ar rudseilbh iomlán a fháil ar rudit took possession of his life ghlac sé forlámhas ar a shaol, bhí sé iomlán gafa leis, bhí a shaol faoina smacht 3 SPOR of ballthey took possession of the ball again fuair siad an liathróid ar ais arís, fuair siad seilbh ar an liathróid arís