usucapt

transitive verb

usu·​capt
-ed/-ing/-s
: to claim or acquire the title to by usucapion

Word History

Etymology

Latin usucaptus, past participle of usucapere to usucapt, from usually capere, literally, to take by use, from usually (ablative singular of usus use) + capere to take

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“Usucapt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usucapt. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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