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English definition of “repossess”

repossess

verb [T]     /ˌriː.pəˈzes/
to take back possession of something, especially property that has not been completely paid for: I couldn't make my mortgage repayments so the building society repossessed my house .Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting → See also repo
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