legal memory

Definition of "legal memory"
  1. The duration, often determined by law, within which a practice should persist to gain legal force, or an action should continue to establish a right or claim
How to use "legal memory" in a sentence
  1. Their claim to the piece of land was not upheld as it was beyond the duration of legal memory.
  2. The traditional festival has been observed for so long it's within the bounds of legal memory, essentially making it law.
  3. The act of squatting in the abandoned building for a considerable period fell within the range of legal memory, allowing them to legally claim ownership.

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