What does the word ownership mean?

Usage examples for ownership

  1. The ownership was broken up among several distinct parties, whose rights were determined rather by custom than by law. – Socialism by John Stuart Mill
  2. She was glad also of a respite which would enable her to settle into her home and draw about her the composure which women feel when they are surrounded by the walls of their houses, and can see about them the possessions which, by the fact of ownership, have become almost a part of their personality. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  3. Strangely enough, they were not worrying greatly about government ownership. – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse