adverse possession

ad·verse pos·ses·sion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vurs, ad-vurs puh-zesh-uh n]
    • /ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs pəˈzɛʃ ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vurs, ad-vurs puh-zesh-uh n]
    • /ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs pəˈzɛʃ ən/

Definitions of adverse possession words

  • noun adverse possession the occupation or possession of land by a person not legally entitled to it. If continued unopposed for a period specifed by law, such occupation extinguishes the title of the rightful owner 3
  • noun adverse possession the open and exclusive occupation and use of someone else's real property without permission of the owner continuously for a period of years prescribed by law, thereafter giving title to the occupier-user. 1
  • noun adverse possession (law): A means of acquiring title to another's real property without compensation by occupying the property in a manner that is actual, open and notorious, exclusive, hostile, under cover of claim or right, and continuous for a certain number of years. 0

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adverse possession popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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