tacking

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tacking

  1. present participle of tack

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tacking (countable and uncountable, plural tackings)

  1. (sewing) Loose temporary stitches in dressmaking etc.
  2. (nautical) The act of changing tack.
  3. (law) A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose a claim.
    • 1826, James Kent, Commentaries on American Law
      The English doctrine of tacking was first solemnly established in Marsh v . Lee , under the assistance of Sir Matthew Hale , who compared the operation to a plank in shipwreck gained by the last mortgagee
  4. (law) The joining together of consecutive periods of possession of property, especially between squatters in cases of adverse possession.

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