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IMPRESCRIPTIBILITY. The state of being incapable of prescription.
     2. A property which is held in trust is imprescriptible; that is the trustee cannot acquire a title to it by prescription; nor can the borrower of a thing get a right to it by any lapse of time, unless he claims an adverse right to it during the time required by law.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(b) The Mexican State has the direct, inalienable and imprescriptible ownership of all hydrocarbons in the subsoil of the national territory, including the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone located outside the territorial sea and adjacent thereto, in strata or deposits, regardless of their physical conditions pursuant to Mexico's Constitution.
'Now, a petition for quo warranto filed by the solicitor general is imprescriptible (or subject to a one-year prescriptive period albeit, reckoned from the 'discovery of the cause of the ouster').'
As the French Constitution of 03 September 1791, pointed out: 'Sovereignty is one, indivisible, inalienable and imprescriptible.' In reality, Israel's fictional and unacceptable claimover the Jerusalem territory through the prehistoric linkage to its 3000 years old history holds no merit since this argument nullifies the very concept of sovereignty established and practiced under the ambit of international law- defining and protecting the concept of the modern state system globally.
He also stressed that the Palestinian cause would not be imprescriptible, and that the "enemy that defeated them must to remember the logic of history and its movement." Many countries, with deep legacy of democracy and rights, took long years to pay attention to the refugees' tragedy that erupted in 2011, Al-Ghanim said, referring to Kuwait's initial stance on the issue since the very outset, embodied in a policy of humanitarian intervention.
In particular, the Supreme Court has underscored that: '[t]he usurpation by the judiciary of an exclusively legislative function is no less unconstitutional than the usurpation by the legislature of an exclusively judicial function'.' At the same time, the Constitution explicitly endorses the idea that the rights which inhere in the person are 'inalienable and imprescriptible....
17, of a reform to Article 41 of Peru's political Constitution, establishing crimes of corruption as imprescriptible. The hope is that cases of corruption will no longer go unpunished in Peru, where this scourge is entrenched in the halls of power.
c.the heredity petition is an extinctive imprescriptible action; the heir under universal vocation or universal title can always get the recognition of his heirship (article 1130 Civil Code).