Piece of property (something potentially with monetary value) that an animate party (the Possessor) has on a permanent or temporary basis. The Possession must be alienable, i.e. not a part or attribute of the Possessor.

The Possessor may own or may be borrowing, renting, wearing, or holding the property.

Prototypical prepositions are with and without:

There is also a (negated) possession sense of out/out_of:

Attire may be construed in multiple ways:

Immediate concrete possession uses an Ancillary construal:

Transfer, goods, and services#

In a commercial scene, goods, services, and money are distinguished. Possession is used as the scene role for goods for sale. Possession also applies to a piece of property transferred between parties, lost, acquired, or carried, even if no money changes hands. Theme is the scene role for commercial services. Cost applies to the money asked, paid, or owed.

The construal PossessionTheme is used for goods marked by on, for, etc., whereas with can be simple Possession:

Contrast services at Theme#026, Theme#028, Theme#030.

Paraphrase test: “Possessor POSSESSES Possession”, “Possessor is IN POSSESSION OF Possession”, or “Possessor HAS ON Possession” for stative possession; Recipient ACQUIRES Possession or Originator LOSES Possession for change of possession. “IN POSSESSION OF” is especially appropriate for immediate concrete possession.

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