dominion – ownership and control, or control and possession

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1. Control; possession <dominion over the car>. [1]

1. Control; ownership.  The rights of dominion or property are those rights which a man may acquire in and to such external things as are unconnected with his person.  See 2 Bl Comm I. [2]

1. Ownership and control. [3]

Related Terms:

ownership – the “bundle of rights” to possess, use, manage, enjoy, &/or convey property, by the person who has both title and dominion over it.

control – power or authority to manage, direct, or oversee, or physical retention of possession of an item or its maintenance in a secure place.

possession – detention or use of a physical thing with intent to hold it as one’s own; asserting dominion.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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