Account vs Possession - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between account and possession

is that account is (accounting) a registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review while possession is control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.

As verbs the difference between account and possession

is that account is to provide explanation while possession is (obsolete) to invest with property.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

account

English

Etymology 1

* First attested around 1300. ((reckoning of moneys received and paid)) * (banking) First attested in 1833. * (narration) First attested in the 1610's. * From (etyl), from (etyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (accounting) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review
  • (banking) A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal.
  • to keep one's account at the bank.
  • A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; a reason of an action to be done.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author=Stephen Ledoux , title=Behaviorism at 100 , volume=100, issue=1, page=60 , magazine= citation , passage=Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.}}
    No satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena.
  • A reason, grounds, consideration, motive.
  • on no account
    on every account
    on all accounts
  • * Episode 16
  • ...who evidently a glutton for work, it struck him, was having a quiet forty winks for all intents and purposes on his own private account while Dublin slept.
  • (business) A business relationship involving the exchange of money and credit.
  • A record of events; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description
  • An account of a battle.
  • * (rfdate) A laudable account of the city of London. - Howell
  • A statement explaining one's conduct.
  • * (rfdate) Give an account of thy stewardship. - Luke 16:2
  • An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.
  • * (rfdate) To stand high in your account - Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, III-ii
  • Importance; worth; value; esteem; judgement.
  • * (rfdate) Men of account -
  • * (rfdate) To turn to account - Shakespeare
  • An authorization to use a service.
  • I've opened an account with Wikipedia so that I can contribute and partake in the project.
  • (archaic) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.
  • Profit; advantage.
  • Usage notes
    * Abbreviations: (business) * of Account , narrative, narration, recital. These words are applied to different modes of rehearsing a series of events * Account' turns attention not so much to the speaker as to the fact related, and more properly applies to the report of some single event, or a group of incidents taken as whole; as, an ' account of a battle, of a shipwreck, etc. * A narrative' is a continuous story of connected incidents, such as one friend might tell to another; as, a '''narrative''' of the events of a siege, a ' narrative of one's life, etc. * Narration' is usually the same as '''narrative''', but is sometimes used to describe the '''mode''' of relating events; as, his powers of ' narration are uncommonly great. * Recital' denotes a series of events drawn out into minute particulars, usually expressing something which peculiarly interests the feelings of the speaker; as, the ' recital of one's wrongs, disappointments, sufferings, etc.
    Synonyms
    * (registry of pecuniary transactions) * (statement of occurrences) narrative, narration, relation, recital, description, explanation * (a statement of reasons) accounting, explanation * (a reason) * (a vindication) defense, excuse, explanation * (estimate) * * (authorization to use a service) membership, registration, username
    Derived terms
    (Financial terms) * account balance * account book * account code * account executive * account number * account payable * account receivable * account stated * active account * bank account * book account * capital account * cash account * cast accounts * charge account * checking account * concentration account * control account * credit account * current account * custodial account * deferred account * deposit account * discretionary account * dormant account * drawing account * escrow account * expense account * final account * frozen account * general account * giro account * house account * insured account * joint account * managed account * margin account * merchant account * mixed account * money of account * nostro account * NOW account * numbered account * omnibus account * open account * option account * overdraft checking account * pension account * profit and loss account * reserved account * restricted account * retirement account * savings account * separate account * share premium account * suspense account * sweep account * trading account * transaction account * trust account * trustee account * undermargined account * undivided account * valuation account * vostro account * western account * wrap account * zero-balance account (Non-financial terms) * account current: a running or continued account between two or more parties, or a statement of the particulars of such an account * call to account * cast up one's accounts * hold to account * in account with: in a relation requiring an account to be kept * no-account * on account of: for the sake of; by reason of; because of * on no account * on one's own account: for one's own interest or behalf * make account: (Obsolete): to have an opinion or expectation; to reckon * make account of: to hold in estimation; to esteem; as, he makes' small ' account of beauty * shell account * short account * take account of, or take into account: to take into consideration; to notice * a writ of account: (Law): a writ which the plaintiff brings demanding that the defendant shall render his just account, or show good cause to the contrary; -- called also an action of account - Cowell * take into account * theoretical account

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) acounter, (accomptere) et al., (etyl) aconter, (acompter), from (a-) + . Compare (count).

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to provide explanation
  • # (obsolete) To present an account of; to answer for, to justify.
  • #
  • # To estimate, consider (something to be as described).
  • #* 1843 , (Thomas Carlyle), , III.8:
  • The Pagan Hercules, why was he accounted a hero?
  • # To consider (that).
  • #* 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version, Hebrews XI.19:
  • Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
  • # To give a satisfactory evaluation (for) financial transactions, money received etc.
  • An officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.
  • # To give a satisfactory evaluation (for) (one's actions, behaviour etc.); to answer (for).
  • We must account for the use of our opportunities.
  • # To give a satisfactory reason (for); to explain.
  • Idleness accounts for poverty.
  • # To establish the location (for) someone.
  • After the crash, not all passengers were accounted for.
  • # To cause the death, capture, or destruction of someone or something (+ (for)).
  • to count
  • #
  • #* 1646 , (Sir Thomas Browne), Pseudodoxia Epidemica :
  • neither the motion of the Moon, whereby moneths are computed; nor of the Sun, whereby years are accounted , consisteth of whole numbers, but admits of fractions, and broken parts, as we have already declared concerning the Moon.
  • # (obsolete) To count (up), enumerate.
  • # (obsolete) To recount, relate (a narrative etc.).
  • #* 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.6:
  • Long worke it were / Here to account the endlesse progeny / Of all the weeds that bud and blossome there [...].
  • Derived terms
    * account for * account of

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    possession

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia possession) (en noun)
  • Control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.
  • Something that is owned.
  • The car quickly became his most prized possession .
    I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
  • Ownership]]; [[take, taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
  • The car is in my possession .
    I'm in possession of the car.
  • A territory under the rule of another country.
  • Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions .
  • The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
  • Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession .
  • * Shakespeare
  • How long hath this possession held the man?
  • (sports) Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
  • The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Their first half was marred by the entire side playing too deep, completely unable to build up any form of decent possession once the ball left their bewildered defence.}}
  • (linguistics) A syntactic relationship between two nouns or nominals that may be used to indicate ownership.
  • Some languages distinguish between a construction like 'my car', which shows alienable possession''' — the car could become someone else's — and one like 'my foot', which has inalienable '''possession — my foot will always be mine.

    Usage notes

    * One who possesses is often said to have possession (of)'', ''hold possession (of)'', or ''be in possession (of) . * One who acquires is often said to take possession (of)'', ''gain possession (of)'', or ''come into possession (of) .

    Synonyms

    * ight (obsolete) * owndom, retention * See also

    Antonyms

    * absence

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To invest with property.
  • (Webster 1913)

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