usu·​capt
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Definition of usucapt

: to claim or acquire the title to by usucapion

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History and Etymology for usucapt

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 22 Sep. 2020.

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