2. [syn: possession, ownership]
3. the state or fact of being an owner;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ownership \Own"er*ship\, n.
The state of being an owner; the right to own; exclusive
right of possession; legal or just claim or title;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession
with the right to transfer possession to others
2: the act of having and controlling property [syn:
3: the state or fact of being an owner
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
OWNERSHIP, title to property. The right by which a thing belongs to some one
in particular, to the exclusion of all other persons. Louis. Code, art. 480.