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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2) Usucaption is the legal concept of acquiring possession through long, undisturbed use.
3) A Canaanite slave is acquired by money, by deed, or by usucaption.
the one approved method [in the Talmud] for appropriating wives," although usucaption does not necessarily invalidate the marriage.
Finally, usucaption - title to property based merely on long possession, regardless of how it was originally acquired - is not recognized by natural law but has been established by the law of nations (II.
7, 225), a principle that would strongly favor usucaption.
16) The acquisition of the property by usucaption is by continued possession, factual situation par excellence.