usucapion

noun usu·ca·pi·on \-ēˌän\
variants: less commonly

usucaption

\-ˈkapshən\

Definition of usucapion

plural

-s

Roman law

  1. :  a mode of acquiring title to property by uninterrupted possession of it for a definite period (as one year for movables or two for immovables) under a title acquired in good faith

usucapionary

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of usucapion

usucapion from Latin usucapion-, usucapio, from usucapere to usucapt + -ion-, -io -ion; usucaption, alteration (influenced by caption) of usucapion


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