easement by prescription

Definition of "easement by prescription"
  1. A right to use someone else's land, which becomes legally valid due to its openly recognized, continuous, and contested usage over a certain span of time - often 20 years or other duration specified by law. This is also known as a prescriptive easement
How to use "easement by prescription" in a sentence
  1. After using the dirt road through her neighbor's field for years, Jane claimed an easement by prescription to maintain access to her property.
  2. In the event of a dispute, the court determined that regular use of the footpath by the public created an easement by prescription.
  3. The city's use of the private park for public events could potentially lead to an easement by prescription if it continues uncontested over time.

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