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possīdo , sēdi, sessum, 3, v. a. causat. of possideo, q. v..
I. Lit., to take possession of, to possess one's self of (class.; cf.: “habeo, occupo, potior): bona alicujus sine testamento,Cic. de Or. 2, 70, 283: regnum, Auct. B. Alex. 34.—Of inanim. subjects (poet. and in post-class. prose): “aër omne possidat inane,Lucr. 1, 386: “circumfluus humor Ultima possedit,took possession of, Ov. M. 1, 31: “ignis cuncta possedit,Just. 2, 1, 14.—
II. Trop., to take possession of, possess itself of, to occupy (class.): “brevi tempore totum hominem, totamque ejus praeturam possederat,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 68, § 158.<
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    • Cicero, Against Verres, 2.3.158
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.31
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.70
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 1.386
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