Definition of squatter
: to go along through or as if through water <ducks squattering to the shore>
Origin of squatter
First Known Use: 1785
Simple Definition of squatter
: someone who lives in a building or on land without the permission of the owner and without paying : someone who squats
Full Definition of squatter
: one that squats: asa : one that settles on property without right or title or payment of rentb : one that settles on public land under government regulation with the purpose of acquiring title
First Known Use of squatter
Legal Definition of squatter
: a person who occupies real property without a claim of right or title
Additional Notes on squatter
In most jurisdictions, a squatter cannot gain title to land through adverse possession because adverse possession requires possession of the property under a claim of right or color of title.
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