Conquest vs Possession - What's the difference?
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.
Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy.
(figuratively, by extenstion) An act or instance of an obstacle.
That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
- Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
(feudal law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
- Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
(colloquial, figurative) A person with whom one has had sex.
(archaic) To conquer.
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 .
Ownership]]; [[take, taking, holding, keeping something as one's own.
- I would gladly give all of my worldly possessions just to be able to do that.
- The car is in my possession .
A territory under the rule of another country.
- I'm in possession of the car.
The condition or affliction of being possessed by a demon or other supernatural entity.
- Réunion is the largest of France's overseas possessions .
- Back then, people with psychiatric disorders were sometimes thought to be victims of demonic possession .
(sports) Control of the ball; the opportunity to be on the offensive.
- How long hath this possession held the man?
- The scoreboard shows a little football symbol next to the name of the team that has possession .
, date=December 29
, author=Chris Whyatt
, title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton
, 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.
* 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) .
* ight (obsolete)
* owndom, retention
* See also