adverse possession


adverse possession

noun Law.

  1. the open and exclusive occupation and use of someone else’s real property without permission of the owner continuously for a period of years prescribed by law, thereafter giving title to the occupier-user.

noun

  1. property law the occupation or possession of land by a person not legally entitled to it. If continued unopposed for a period specifed by law, such occupation extinguishes the title of the rightful owner

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