Besitz

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German besitz (seat, place), from the verb besitzen (to sit; to beseige) (whence modern German besitzen (to own, to possess)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈzɪts/
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  • Hyphenation: Be‧sitz

Noun[edit]

Besitz m (genitive Besitzes, plural Besitze)

  1. ownership
  2. possession

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Usage notes[edit]

  • In German legal language, Besitz only refers to possession (i.e. factual control over an object), while legal ownership is exclusively referred to as Eigentum.

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