Meaning of “self-possession” in the English Dictionary

"self-possession" in British English

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self-possessionnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌself.pəˈzeʃ.ən/ us /ˌself.pəˈzeʃ.ən/
self-possessed
adjective uk /ˌself.pəˈzest/ us /ˌself.pəˈzest/

She is a confident and self-possessed public speaker.

(Definition of “self-possession” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-possession" in American English

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self-possessionnoun [ U ]

us /ˌself·pəˈzeʃ·ən/

the quality of being calm and in control of your emotions:

She shows remarkable self-possession for a child.
self-possessed
adjective us /ˌself·pəˈzest/

(Definition of “self-possession” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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