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From ūsus (use) + capiō (take; take on).



ūsūcapiō f (genitive ūsūcapiōnis); third declension

  1. The ownership or easement acquired by long use or possession; usucaption.


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ūsūcapiō ūsūcapiōnēs
Genitive ūsūcapiōnis ūsūcapiōnum
Dative ūsūcapiōnī ūsūcapiōnibus
Accusative ūsūcapiōnem ūsūcapiōnēs
Ablative ūsūcapiōne ūsūcapiōnibus
Vocative ūsūcapiō ūsūcapiōnēs


ūsūcapiō (present infinitive ūsūcapere, perfect active ūsūcēpī, supine ūsūcaptum); third conjugation iō-variant

  1. I acquire ownership or easement by long use or possession.


   Conjugation of ūsūcapiō (third conjugation -variant)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ūsūcapiō ūsūcapis ūsūcapit ūsūcapimus ūsūcapitis ūsūcapiunt
imperfect ūsūcapiēbam ūsūcapiēbās ūsūcapiēbat ūsūcapiēbāmus ūsūcapiēbātis ūsūcapiēbant
future ūsūcapiam ūsūcapiēs ūsūcapiet ūsūcapiēmus ūsūcapiētis ūsūcapient
perfect ūsūcēpī ūsūcēpistī ūsūcēpit ūsūcēpimus ūsūcēpistis ūsūcēpērunt, ūsūcēpēre
pluperfect ūsūcēperam ūsūcēperās ūsūcēperat ūsūcēperāmus ūsūcēperātis ūsūcēperant
future perfect ūsūcēperō ūsūcēperis ūsūcēperit ūsūcēperimus ūsūcēperitis ūsūcēperint
passive present ūsūcapior ūsūcaperis, ūsūcapere ūsūcapitur ūsūcapimur ūsūcapiminī ūsūcapiuntur
imperfect ūsūcapiēbar ūsūcapiēbāris, ūsūcapiēbāre ūsūcapiēbātur ūsūcapiēbāmur ūsūcapiēbāminī ūsūcapiēbantur
future ūsūcapiar ūsūcapiēris, ūsūcapiēre ūsūcapiētur ūsūcapiēmur ūsūcapiēminī ūsūcapientur
perfect ūsūcaptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect ūsūcaptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect ūsūcaptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ūsūcapiam ūsūcapiās ūsūcapiat ūsūcapiāmus ūsūcapiātis ūsūcapiant
imperfect ūsūcaperem ūsūcaperēs ūsūcaperet ūsūcaperēmus ūsūcaperētis ūsūcaperent
perfect ūsūcēperim ūsūcēperīs ūsūcēperit ūsūcēperīmus ūsūcēperītis ūsūcēperint
pluperfect ūsūcēpissem ūsūcēpissēs ūsūcēpisset ūsūcēpissēmus ūsūcēpissētis ūsūcēpissent
passive present ūsūcapiar ūsūcapiāris, ūsūcapiāre ūsūcapiātur ūsūcapiāmur ūsūcapiāminī ūsūcapiantur
imperfect ūsūcaperer ūsūcaperēris, ūsūcaperēre ūsūcaperētur ūsūcaperēmur ūsūcaperēminī ūsūcaperentur
perfect ūsūcaptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect ūsūcaptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present ūsūcape ūsūcapite
future ūsūcapitō ūsūcapitō ūsūcapitōte ūsūcapiuntō
passive present ūsūcapere ūsūcapiminī
future ūsūcapitor ūsūcapitor ūsūcapiuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives ūsūcapere ūsūcēpisse ūsūcaptūrum esse ūsūcapī ūsūcaptum esse ūsūcaptum īrī
participles ūsūcapiēns ūsūcaptūrus ūsūcaptus ūsūcapiendus, ūsūcapiundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
ūsūcapiendī ūsūcapiendō ūsūcapiendum ūsūcapiendō ūsūcaptum ūsūcaptū


  • usucapio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • usucapio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • usucapio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • usucapio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • usucapio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin