Pos*sess"o*ry (?), a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.]
Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord.
Possessory action or suit Law, an action to regain or obtain possession of something. See under Petitory.
© Webster 1913.