• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Possessioner A possessor; a property holder. "Possessioners of riches.""Having been of old freemen and possessioners ."
    • Possessioner An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n possessioner One who owns or has actual possession of a thing, or power over it; a possessor.
    • n possessioner A member of a religious order endowed with lands, etc., as distinguished from those orders whose members lived entirely by alms; a member of one of the orders possessing lands and revenues; a beneficed clergyman.
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In literature:

Cum metuimus ne amatae rei exturbimur possessione.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Ab Alexandro pontifice Ferdinandus "Catholici" cognomentum accepit in posteros cum regno transfusum stabili possessione.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Possessiones nuper Canterie vocate Roode chaunterye in ecclesia parochiali de Gygleswik.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
De possessione hujus Codicis multa fuit altercatio.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 104, October 25, 1851" by Various