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possessor , ōris, m. id.,
I.a possessor (class.)
I. Lit., Cic. Phil. 5, 7, 20: “bonorum,id. Quint. 8, 30: “regni inertis,” i. e. Pluto, Luc. 6, 779; Hor. Ep. 1, 2, 49.—Esp. t. t. in law (post-Aug.), the possessor of the thing claimed; hence, the defendant in a suit (opp. petitor), Plin. Ep. 6, 2, 2; Quint. 7, 1, 38; Paul. Sent. 5, 36, 1.—
II. Trop.: “Aquilo possessor Italici litoris,Petr. 114.
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