Definition of

Repossess

  1. (verb, possession) claim back
  2. (verb, possession) regain possession of something

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Synonyms of Repossess

reclaim, take back

Alternate forms of Repossess

Derivations: repossession

Hyponyms: distrain, foreclose

Hypernyms: acquire, get, take

Origin of the word Repossess

  1. 1494, "to reoccupy," from re- "back, again" + possess (q.v.). Meaning "take back from a purchaser who defaults on payments" first recorded 1933. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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