What does ACTUAL CHANGE OF POSSESSION mean?

ACTUAL CHANGE OF POSSESSION meaning in Law Dictionary

In statutes of frauds. An open, visible, and unequivocal modification of control, manifested because of the usual outward signs, as distinguished from a merely formal or constructive modification. Randall v. Parker, 3 Sandf. (N. Y.) 09; Murcii v. Swensen, 40 Minn. 421, 42 N. W. 290; Dodge v. .Tones, 7 Mont. 121, 14 Pac. 707; Stevens v. Irwin, 15 Cal. 503. 76 Am. Dec. 500