prescription of nonuse

Definition of "prescription of nonuse"
  1. 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
How to use "prescription of nonuse" in a sentence
  1. Due to the extended prescription of nonuse, the landowner lost his rights to access the pathway across his neighbor's property.
  2. The court ruled that the mineral rights had been lost due to prescription of nonuse.
  3. After a decade passed without her using the property, the easement was deemed void by prescription of nonuse.

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