usucapion

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Latin usucapio, usucapionis: to acquire by prescription.

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usucapion ‎(usually uncountable, plural usucapions)

  1. The acquisition of right or title to an object by means of the passage of time. The legal analog of usucapion in both English Common Law and Code law is "adverse possession."

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