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positive prescription

in Scots law, a period of time that fortifies a defective title. Thus, a person who obtains land from a person who does not own it but has a title that on the face of it is valid and is able to include the property in question will obtain a valid title in ten years if it is possessed openly and peaceably and without interruption. For England see ADVERSE POSSESSION.
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Despite positive prescriptions by church councils, the study of Greek had remained virtually unknown in Paris until the last quarter of the fifteenth century, when Andronic Callistos (1476) and Georgius Hermonymus (1494) briefly tutored students in the capital.
Leibensperger in a speech that outlined positive prescriptions for the world's economy.

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