nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (propiedad, tenencia) possession no hemos tomado posesión de la casa todavía we haven't taken possession of the house yet está en posesión de todas sus facultades he is in full possession of his faculties el nuevo director tomará posesión de su cargo el día 16 the new director will take up his post on the 16th la posesión de tanta riqueza por unos pocos the possession of so much wealth by a few people se disputan la posesión de las tierras they are in dispute over ownership of the land o/or over who owns the land la posesión de 100 acciones le da derecho a hablar en la reunión ownership of 100 shares gives you the right to speak at the meeting fue hallado en posesión de dos kilos de cocaína he was caught in possession of two kilos of cocaine
- 2 2.1 (objeto poseído) possession estas son todas sus posesiones these are all the possessions she has 2.2 (finca) land, estate la familia tiene posesiones en Jalisco the family has estates o/or land in Jalisco 2.3 (territorio, colonia) possession perdieron las posesiones de ultramar they lost their overseas possessions
- 3 [Psicología/Psychology] possession era víctima de una posesión diabólica he was possessed (by the devil)
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.