|n.||1.||One who possesses; one who occupies, holds, owns, or controls; one who has actual participation or enjoyment, generally of that which is desirable; a proprietor.|
|Noun||1.||possessor - a person who owns something; "they are searching for the owner of the car"; "who is the owner of that friendly smile?"|
POSSESSOR. He who holds, detains or enjoys a thing, either by himself or his
agent, which he claims as his own.
2. In general the possessor of personal chattels is presumed to be the owner; and in case of real estate he has a right to receive the profits, until a title adverse to his possession has been established, leaving him subject to an action for the mesne profits. (q.v.)