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  • But there must have been a revision of the treatise about or after 1389, when the long chapter 45: "Incipit Ordo qualiter Romanus Pontifex apud basilicam beati Petri Apostoli debeat consecrari", with its directions for the "possessio", or taking possession of the Lateran, was drawn up, the ceremony being in abeyance while the popes were at Avignon.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Cap. 37. divitiarum acquisitio magni laboris, possessio magni timoris, arnissio magni doloris.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Cujus possessio nec furto eripi, nec incendio absumi, nec aquarum voragine absorberi, vel vi morbi destrui potest.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I may conclude with Gregory, temporalium amor, quantum afficit, cum haeret possessio, tantum quum subtrahitur, urit dolor; riches do not so much exhilarate us with their possession, as they torment us with their loss.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • I acknowledge that of Seneca to be true, Nullius boni jucunda possessio sine socio, there is no sweet content in the possession of any good thing without a companion, this only excepted, I say,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And therefore in that style or addition, which is and hath been long well received and brought in use, felicis memoriae, piae memoriae, bonae memoriae, we do acknowledge that which Cicero saith, borrowing it from Demosthenes, that bona fama propria possessio defunctorum; which possession I cannot but note that in our times it lieth much waste, and that therein there is a deficience.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Et fuit ei possessio pecudum, et possessio boum, et proventus multus: et inviderunt ei Pelisthim.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • This land, so occupied, was called AGER OCCUPÁTUS, or _possessio_; but it really was still the property of the state.

    Ancient Rome : from the earliest times down to 476 A. D.

  • The last act is the formal taking possession (possessio) of the Lateran Church, omitted since

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • We are obliged to use negative language in describing it, but in itself eternity is a positive perfection, and as such may be best defined in the words of Boethius as being "interminabilis vitae tota simul et perfecta possessio," i.e. possession in full entirety and perfection of life without beginning, end, or succession.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI


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