possession-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: the act of having and controlling property, the action or fact of holding something, material or immaterial, as one's own or in one's control; anything owned or possessed, a territory that is controlled by a ruling state, or anything that is permanently or temporarily seen as being possessed by or controlled by a person or persons.

Commentary: POSSESSION[+event][+animate][+thing_owned]

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.
The possession of drugs or alcohol is prohibited upon these premises.
I possessed a strength I never knew existed in that desperate moment.
Robert's grandmother's house was his possession until his uncle forceably overtook it after her death.
After losing the house, Robert's only possession became the car his grandmother gave him.
Since Robert's name was on the title, his uncle could not claim the car as his possession.
The Congo was once a territorial possession of France.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5

Sense Number 2: being controlled by passion or the supernatural;a mania restricted to one thing or idea, or any non-tangible spirit or passion that seems in control of a person.

Commentary: POSSESSION[+event][+human][+spirit_or_idea]

Her possession was all about the arts - it was all she ever thought or talked about.
This is the story of the possession of Emily Rose.
Possession is the aim of playing the blues, because until sorrow is felt, it cannot be conveyed.
the brothers were expected to plead insanity, but instead claimed possession by the devil as a cause for the crime.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4

Sense Number 3: the trait of resolutely controlling one's own behavior.

Commentary: POSSESSION[+event][+human][+self-control]

She conducts herself with possession of self, and with much grace.
The amount of possession of one's self which it takes to avoid drugs and alcohol while a teenager is overwhelming.
Self-possession is the main tenet of the martial arts.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 4: SPORTS - temporary control of the ball, puck, etc., by a particular player or team; a period of such control.

Commentary: POSSESSION[+event][+human][+game_play][+game_piece_or_object]

They took possession of the ball on their own goal line.
The game was nothing but possession by Boston the whole way through.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7