Definition of usucapion
: 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
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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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