constructive possession

Definition of "constructive possession"
  1. The ability to control an asset, even without actual possession of it
How to use "constructive possession" in a sentence
  1. Though he never touched the drugs, his knowledge of them and access to the locked drawer led to charges of constructive possession.
  2. Despite not physically having the stolen items, he was accused of constructive possession as he had the keys to the storage unit where they were found.
  3. The fact that she held exclusive keys to the safety box at the bank was enough to charge her with constructive possession of the contents.

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