possessory interest

Definition of "possessory interest"
  1. The right to occupy and control a piece of land, usually held by a tenant
How to use "possessory interest" in a sentence
  1. Despite not owning the apartment, her long lease gave her a possessory interest.
  2. He rented a plot of land in the countryside, gaining possessory interest but not ownership.
  3. The lease bestowed on her the possessory interest of the suburban house, even though she wasn't the owner.

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