civil possession

Definition of "civil possession"
  1. In Louisiana's civil law, this refers to the situation where one has the intention to retain ownership over a property without physically occupying or controlling it
How to use "civil possession" in a sentence
  1. Even though they moved to a different city, they kept their civil possession of their old house.
  2. Due to their civil possession, they could still sell the property even if they're not living there anymore.
  3. Inheriting the land from his parents, he held civil possession, thus enabling him to lease it despite residing elsewhere.

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