Conquest vs Possession - What's the difference?

conquest | possession |


As a proper noun conquest

is the personification of conquest, (also known as pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.

As a noun possession is

control or occupancy of something for which one does not necessarily have private property rights.

As a verb possession is

(obsolete) to invest with property.

conquest

Noun

(en noun)
  • Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
  • (figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
  • * Prescott
  • Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
  • *
  • That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
  • (feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  • (Blackstone)
  • (colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To conquer.
  • (marketing) .
  • 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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