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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pos·ses·sive /pəˈzɛsɪv ||ˈsɛ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·sess·ive a.  Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.
 Possessive case Eng. Gram., the genitive case; the case of nouns and pronouns which expresses ownership, origin, or some possessive relation of one thing to another; as, Homer's admirers; the pear's flavor; the dog's faithfulness.
 Possessive pronoun, a pronoun denoting ownership; as, his name; her home; my book.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pos·sess·ive n.
 1. Gram. The possessive case.
 2. Gram. A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive
             pronouns"; "the genitive endings" [syn: genitive]
      2: desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they
         will not let others play with their toys"
      3: having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a
         possessive parent"