I've found the following possible meanings of the noun notion:

  1. A belief or opinion
  2. A mental image
  3. An impulse or whim
  4. a vague idea; impression
  5. an idea, concept, or opinion
  6. an inclination or whim

But what could it mean in the following sentence:

This man posseses of some radical notions.

  • @Man_From_India Here is a context It belongs to a man I met in half-remember dream. This man possesed of some radical notintions. Jun 1 '15 at 5:23
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    A bit more about the context: I think it's from Inception. In the opening of Inception, Saito said, "I know what this is. I have seen one before, many, many years ago. It belonged to a man I met in a half-remembered dream... A man possessed of some radical notions." -- @Man_From_India I think you're right that it's about "radical idea". Though IMHO, movie scripts are usually written in such a way that allows us to interpret the dialogue in more than one way, even simultaneously. (Text vs. subtext is common in books, movies, poems, lyrics, etc.) Jun 1 '15 at 5:30
  • So if that is in fact the text you meant, you have misquoted it. "in half-remember dream" s/b "in a half-remembered dream". "posseses of" s/b "possessed of". this passive voice "possessed of" means "possessed" (no "of"). So the man had some radical ideas. Sense 2 in dictionary.reference.com/browse/radical?s=t Jun 1 '15 at 7:26

The word 'notions' in this context is simply talking about the ideas or views that he has.

This man possesses possessed of some radical notions.

Sidenote - If you want to include the 'of' you must changed the word 'possesses' to 'possessed'.

To the point, the sentence basically means that the man has some very radical ideas about a topic.

The sentence could be re-worded to say:

The man possessed (of) some radical ideas/opinions/beliefs

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