Ownership is the state of owning something. Anything that people own or possess gives them the quality of ownership. Wars are often fought over the ownership of land.


The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.

the act of having and controlling property

the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others

the state or fact of being an owner

The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.


Own"er*ship, n. The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.

The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive right of possession; legal or just claim or title; proprietorship.


Usage Examples

I don't think I ever got the hang of the writers' room. I love collaborating with people, but I really do my best work alone, and I think I would want to - if I did something again, I think I'd want to take total ownership the way Aaron Sorkin or David Kelley does.

The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.

Our goals for this nation must be nothing less than to double the size of our economy and bring prosperity and jobs, ownership and equality of opportunity to all Americans, especially those living in our nation's pockets of poverty.

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.

Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity.

People who own property feel a sense of ownership in their future and their society. They study, save, work, strive and vote. And people trapped in a culture of tenancy do not.

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Other Usage Examples

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans.

By offering individuals ownership and control of their health care coverage, we return control to the patients and that is exactly where it should be.

It is important for women to have a choice, to have an opportunity to plan their families, because if they don't, the Republicans have said this is an ownership society. You are on your own, and they're going to begrudge that child everything, from WIC to a Pell Grant to health insurance.

It's easy to underestimate the real cost of home ownership.

Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on.

Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.


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