usucaption


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usucaption

acquisition of ownership by uninterrupted possession.

USUCAPTION, civil law. The manner of acquiring property in things by the lapse of time required by law.
     2. It differs from prescription, which has the same sense, and means, in addition, the manner of acquiring and losing, by the effect of time regulated by law, all sorts of rights and actions. Merl. Repert. mot Prescription, tom. xii. page 671; Ayl. Pand. 320; Wood's Inst. Civ. Law, 165; Lecons Elem. du Dr. Rom. Sec. 437; 1 Browne's Civ. Law, 264, n.; vattel, ii. 2, c. 2, Sec. 140.

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From which cause we are readily admonished that oath-taking through the offered usucaption (2) of God's name is the spirit of fearing and worshipping God, and is inseparable from clinging to him.
2) Usucaption is the legal concept of acquiring possession through long, undisturbed use.