What does usucaption mean?

Definitions for usucaption

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word usucaption.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Usucaption

    ū-zū-kap′shun, n. (law) the acquisition of property in anything by possession and enjoyment for a certain term of years.—n. Usucā′pient, one who has acquired rights by usucaption.—v.t. U′sucapt, to acquire so.—adj. Usucapt′ible. [L. usus, use, capĕre, captum, to take.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usucaption in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usucaption in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Images & Illustrations of usucaption

  1. usucaption

Translations for usucaption

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for usucaption »


Find a translation for the usucaption definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these usucaption definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"usucaption." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 24 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/usucaption>.

Are we missing a good definition for usucaption? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for usucaption:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.