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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: it

its

determiner
     
its S1 W1 [possessive form of 'it']
used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with a thing, animal, baby etc that has already been mentioned:
Salzburg is famous for its beautiful buildings.
The hotel has its own pool.
! Do not confuse its and it's. It's (with an apostrophe) means 'it is' or 'it has'.

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