Possession is nine points of the law

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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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