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Verb: repossess  ,ree-pu'zes
  1. Claim back
    - reclaim
     
  2. Regain possession of something
    - take back
     
  3. Take possession of something (esp. a house) when the present owner defaults on payments for it or on payments on a load secured on it
    "In 1991 alone, some 75000 homes were repossessed"

Derived forms: repossesses, repossessed, repossessing

Type of: acquire, get, take

Encyclopedia: Repossess