Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In civil law, the acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted and undisputed possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Roman Law) The acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law; -- the same as prescription in common law.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The acquisition of right or title to an object by means of the passage of time.

Etymologies

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Latin usucapio –onis: to acquire by prescription.

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