Definitions for usucaption

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  1. usucaption(Noun)

    The acquisition of right or title to an object by means of the passage of time.

  2. Origin: usucapio –onis: to acquire by prescription.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usucaption(noun)

    the acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law; -- the same as prescription in common law


  1. Usucaption

    Usucapion, is a concept found in civil law systems and has its origin in the Roman law of property. Usucapion is a method by which ownership of property can be gained by possession of it beyond the lapse of a certain period of time. While usucapion has been compared with adverse possession, the true effect of usucapion is to remedy defects in title.


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