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ownership

Line breaks: own¦er|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊnəʃɪp
 
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Definition of ownership in English:

noun

The act, state, or right of possessing something: the ownership of land the rise in car ownership
More example sentences
  • The ownership of the freehold land at both Baydon Farm and Park Farm is complex.
  • The ownership of land, as opposed to personal property, is subject to particular rules.
  • Planning is concerned with the use of and operations on land, not its ownership.
Synonyms
possession, right of possession, holding, freehold, proprietorship, proprietary rights, title

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