prescription of nonuse
- The termination of certain property rights, other than ownership, due to the non-exercise of those rights over a legally specified period such as 10 years
- Due to the extended prescription of nonuse, the landowner lost his rights to access the pathway across his neighbor's property.
- The court ruled that the mineral rights had been lost due to prescription of nonuse.
- After a decade passed without her using the property, the easement was deemed void by prescription of nonuse.