Possession is nine points of the law
Possession is nine points of the law : Phrases
Someone claiming an overwhelming advantage over an opponent; someone claiming that something in their possession actually belongs to them whether this is the case or not.
Having found the wad of $5,000 cash on the street, Jethro thought that it was his - that possession is nine tenths of the law.
The original nine points of the Law were:
(1) a lot of money
(2) a lot of patience
(3) a good cause
(4) a good lawyer
(5) a good counsel
(6) good witnesses
(7) a good jury
(8) a good judge
(9) good luck.
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