(present participle of)
The act of possessing; ownership.
2002, Ronald Jager, ''The Development of Bertrand Russell's Philosophy''
- He thus came to think of perceiving as a complex of 'havings,' not a complex of 'havings' and 'doings.'
c. 1599, (w), ''(w)'', Act III, Scene 4,http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/play_view.php?WorkID=12night&Scope=entire&pleasewait=1&msg=pl
- Out of my lean and low ability
- I’ll lend you something: my having is not much;
- I’ll make division of my present with you:
- Hold, there’s half my coffer.
1875, (w), ''Queen Mary'', London: Henry S. King, Act II, Scene 2, p. 80,https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007703679
- Your havings wasted by the scythe and spade—
- Your rights and charters hobnail’d into slush—
A person's behaviour.
1875, ''Christ and the people, sermons'' (page 282)
- The new man in Humanity, which is the communication of the Son of Man Who is the Interceder, is an ''asking'' man, although it is not a greedy and a having man.