Usucaption
Usucaption U`su*cap"tion (?; 277), n. [L. usucapere, usucaptum, to acquire by long use; usu (ablative of usus use) + capere to take: cf. usucapio usucaption.] (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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Usucaption — (Latin usucapio ) is a concept found in civil law systems and has its origin in the Roman law of property.Put simply, usucaption is a method by which ownership of property can be gained by lapse of time (acquiescence). While usucaption has been… …   Wikipedia

  • usucaption — acquisition of ownership by uninterrupted possession. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • usucaption — noun The acquisition of right or title to an object by means of the passage of time. Syn: prescription …   Wiktionary

  • usucaption — [ˌju:zjʊ kapʃ(ə)n] (also usucapion ˌju:zjʊ keɪpɪən) noun Roman Law, chiefly historical the acquisition of a title or right to property by uninterrupted and undisputed possession for a prescribed term. Origin C17: from med. L. usucaptio(n ), from… …   English new terms dictionary

  • usucaption — usu·cap·tion …   English syllables

  • usucaption — n. (also usucapion) (in Roman and Scots law) the acquisition of a title or right to property by uninterrupted and undisputed possession for a prescribed term. Etymology: OF usucap(t)ion or L usucap(t)io f. usucapere acquire by prescription f. usu …   Useful english dictionary

  • prescription — Usucaption U su*cap tion (?; 277), n. [L. usucapere, usucaptum, to acquire by long use; usu (ablative of usus use) + capere to take: cf. usucapio usucaption.] (Roman Law) The acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Prescription in Civil Jurisprudence — • Prescription in some form and under some name is said to have existed as a part of the municipal law of every civilized nation, except the Jewish . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prescription in Civil Jurisprudence      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Roman Law —     Roman Law     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Roman Law     In the following article this subject is briefly treated under the two heads of; I. Principles; II. History. Of these two divisions, I is subdivided into: A. Persons; B. Things; C. Actions …   Catholic encyclopedia

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