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- noun law : A means of acquiring
titleto another's real propertywithout compensation by occupying the property in a manner that is actual, open and notorious, exclusive, hostile, under cover of claimor right, and continuousfor a certain number of years.
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The elements: continuous, hostile, open, actual, notorious, and exclusive.
August 27, 2008