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.
"No longer are [they] willing to allow their pastors to exercise unquestioned authority, nor are they susceptible to intimidation by bishops." Flynn brings passion, realism and positive prescription to the current discussion.