repossess


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re·pos·sess

 (rē′pə-zĕs′)
tr.v. re·pos·sessed, re·pos·sess·ing, re·pos·sess·es
1.
a. To regain possession of.
b. To reclaim possession of for failure to make payments due.
2. To give back possession to.

re′pos·ses′sion (-zĕsh′ən) n.
re′pos·ses′sor n.
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repossess

(ˌriːpəˈzɛs)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) to take back possession of (property), esp for nonpayment of money due under a hire-purchase agreement
2. (Law) to restore ownership of (something) to someone
repossession n
ˌreposˈsessor n
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re•pos•sess

(ˌri pəˈzɛs)

v.t.
1. to take possession of again, esp. for nonpayment of money due.
2. to put again in possession of something.
[1485–95]
re`pos•ses′sion, n.
re`pos•ses′sor, n.
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repossess


Past participle: repossessed
Gerund: repossessing

Imperative
repossess
repossess
Present
I repossess
you repossess
he/she/it repossesses
we repossess
you repossess
they repossess
Preterite
I repossessed
you repossessed
he/she/it repossessed
we repossessed
you repossessed
they repossessed
Present Continuous
I am repossessing
you are repossessing
he/she/it is repossessing
we are repossessing
you are repossessing
they are repossessing
Present Perfect
I have repossessed
you have repossessed
he/she/it has repossessed
we have repossessed
you have repossessed
they have repossessed
Past Continuous
I was repossessing
you were repossessing
he/she/it was repossessing
we were repossessing
you were repossessing
they were repossessing
Past Perfect
I had repossessed
you had repossessed
he/she/it had repossessed
we had repossessed
you had repossessed
they had repossessed
Future
I will repossess
you will repossess
he/she/it will repossess
we will repossess
you will repossess
they will repossess
Future Perfect
I will have repossessed
you will have repossessed
he/she/it will have repossessed
we will have repossessed
you will have repossessed
they will have repossessed
Future Continuous
I will be repossessing
you will be repossessing
he/she/it will be repossessing
we will be repossessing
you will be repossessing
they will be repossessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repossessing
you have been repossessing
he/she/it has been repossessing
we have been repossessing
you have been repossessing
they have been repossessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repossessing
you will have been repossessing
he/she/it will have been repossessing
we will have been repossessing
you will have been repossessing
they will have been repossessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repossessing
you had been repossessing
he/she/it had been repossessing
we had been repossessing
you had been repossessing
they had been repossessing
Conditional
I would repossess
you would repossess
he/she/it would repossess
we would repossess
you would repossess
they would repossess
Past Conditional
I would have repossessed
you would have repossessed
he/she/it would have repossessed
we would have repossessed
you would have repossessed
they would have repossessed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repossess - claim back
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
distrain - legally take something in place of a debt payment
foreclose - subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
2.repossess - regain possession of something
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
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repossess

verb
1. To get back:
2. To occupy or take again:
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Translations

repossess

[ˈriːpəˈzes] VTrecobrar
to repossess o.s. of sthrecobrar algo, volver a tomar algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

repossess

[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt [+ house, goods] → saisir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

repossess

vtwieder in Besitz nehmen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

repossess

[ˌriːpəˈzɛs] vt (property) → rientrare in possesso di
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
She let Bishopriggs repossess himself of it as it dropped on the floor between them, without making an effort to prevent him.
'I know how to chastise children, you see,' said the scoundrel, grimly, as he stooped to repossess himself of the key, which had dropped to the floor.
For who can yet beleeve, though after loss, That all these puissant Legions, whose exile Hath emptied Heav'n, shall faile to re-ascend Self-rais'd, and repossess their native seat.
He wrenched a quarter-staff from one of the fellows, struck down the Captain, who was altogether unaware of his purpose, and had wellnigh repossessed himself of the pouch and treasure.
The others returned, the room filled again, benches were reclaimed and repossessed, and another hour of pleasure or of penance was to be sat out, another hour of music was to give delight or the gapes, as real or affected taste for it prevailed.
He repossessed himself of the miniature, now again in Frances' hand, and put it away.
On Tuesday Lands and Environment boss Benard Lagat said the county executive committee had passed a resolution to repossess the grabbed land for use by the county on behalf of residents.
On Monday, President Kenyatta commissioned the S60 million project to create a modern waterfront and directed the land commission to repossess the grabbed land."We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it.
'Repossession is driven by circumstances on the ground and the decision not to repossess was to allow for resolution of the registered complaints,' the minister said.
Once it was realised that the client had failed to honour his loan payments, the bank commissioned the debt collection department, according to records, to repossess the mortgaged car.
"We would never intentionally repossess the vehicle of a member who is serving active duty in the military," she said.
The BMW 7-series was locked, loaded onto a recovery truck and towed away by the repo agents armed with a court order to repossess state property as part of a claim by the plaintiff who has not been paid for the expropriation of his land.