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Gaining control   /gˈeɪnɪŋ kəntrˈoʊl/   Listen
Gaining control

The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.  Synonyms: capture, seizure.

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"Gaining control" Quotes from Famous Books

... his interest in the banks in Frontera, Barba and Republic; and as quietly Greenfield, who was watching, set about gaining control of these institutions. His South Central District water stock was already sold and most of his property in Barba. Even his little ...
— The Winning of Barbara Worth • Harold B Wright

... be neglected. His bringing up was indeed the reverse of military. So much so that probably far the most important part of his education lay in acquiring those arts which conduce to the deception of others, such deceptions as jugglers have always practised in snake-charming and the like, or in gaining control of another's senses by processes akin to hypnotism;— processes which have been used by the priestly class and their familiars from the dawn of time. In especial there was one miracle performed by the Magi, on which not only they, but Moses himself, appear to have ...
— The Emancipation of Massachusetts • Brooks Adams

... act of gaining control and acquisition of another's property by force of arms, is not operative in the Bontoc area. Moro and perhaps other southern Malayan people frequently capture people by conquest whom they enslave, and they also bring ...
— The Bontoc Igorot • Albert Ernest Jenks

Words linked to "Gaining control" :   enslavement, catch, usurpation, collar, acquiring, conquest, subjugation, conquering, taking into custody, pinch, capture, subjection, seizure, apprehension, getting, arrest

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