Definition of "tack"
  1. The process of merging one's usage, possession, or time period with that of someone else in order to fulfill the legal duration necessary for obtaining ownership title or a prescriptive easement in the property owned by a third party
How to use "tack" in a sentence
  1. In order to gain title to the abandoned property, the neighbor decided to tack his possession time with the previous owner's.
  2. The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff citing that his continuous usage in combination with his predecessor's, by the principle of tack, satisfied the requirement for a prescriptive easement.
  3. The law allows a tenant to tack their period of usage with the previous tenant's to satisfy the requirement for adverse possession.

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