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repossession

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌriː.pəˈzeʃ.ən/ us  
the act of taking something back, or the thing that is taken back: house/mortgage repossessionsMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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