Word Summary
kataschesis: a holding fast
Original Word: κατάσχεσις
Transliteration: kataschesis
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-as'-khes-is)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a holding fast
Meaning: a holding fast
Strong's Concordance

From katecho; a holding down, i.e. Occupancy -- possession.

see GREEK katecho

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2697: κατάσχεσις

κατάσχεσις, κατασχέσεως, (κατέχω), the Sept. often for אֲחֻזָּה, possession;

1. a holding back, hindering: anonymous in Walz, Rhetor. i., p. 616, 20.

2. a holding fast, possession: γῆν δοῦναι εἰς κατάσχεσιν, to give in possession the land, Acts 7:5, as in Genesis 17:8; Deuteronomy 32:49 Alex.; Ezekiel 33:24; Ezekiel 36:2f, 5; Josephus, Antiquities 9, 1, 2; (Test xii. Patr., test. Benj. § 10); with the genitive of the subjunctive τῶν ἐθνῶν, of the territory possessed by (the possession of) the nations, Acts 7:45; (a portion given to keep, Philo, rer. div. haer. § 40 (cf. Psalm 2:8)).