acquisitive prescription

Definition of "acquisitive prescription"
  1. The process of obtaining ownership or other substantial rights in either moveable or immoveable property through unbroken, non-violent, openly known, and clear possession over a specified period (such as 10 years) defined by law
How to use "acquisitive prescription" in a sentence
  1. The nonprofit organization gained a portion of the unutilized land through acquisitive prescription by maintaining it for over a decade.
  2. By maintaining and using the boat without objection for ten years, the fisherman became the legitimate owner through acquisitive prescription.
  3. The artist acquired ownership of the studio space via acquisitive prescription, having been its sole occupant and user for a legally specified duration.

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