constructive possession
constructive possession see possession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

constructive possession
n.
The power to control an item without actual physical possession of it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


constructive possession
When someone does not have actual possession, but has the power to control an asset, that person has constructive possession. Having the key to a safe deposit box, for example, gives one constructive possession.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

constructive possession
n.
   when a person does not have actual possession, but has the power to control an asset, he/she has constructive possession. Having the key to a safe deposit box, for example, gives one constructive possession.
   See also: constructive

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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