prescriptive easement

Definition of "prescriptive easement"
  1. An acquired right to use a property because of its open and obvious use without the owner's consent over a time period established by state law
How to use "prescriptive easement" in a sentence
  1. Hikers developed a prescriptive easement through the woods as they have been using the same path for over a decade.
  2. The neighbor gained a prescriptive easement over the driveway after using it openly for many years without the owner's objection.
  3. The city now has a prescriptive easement to the trail by the river, as residents have used it openly for more than the required time period by the state law.

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