hostile possession

hostile possession
noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hostile possession — see possession Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. hostile possession …   Law dictionary

  • hostile possession — Possession of land under a claim of an exclusive right thereto, thereby denying the right of any other person. An open and notorious possession of such a character that a claim of ownership inconsistent with the existence of a right on the part… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • possession — pos·ses·sion /pə ze shən/ n 1: the act, fact, or condition of having control of something: as a: actual possession in this entry b: constructive possession in …   Law dictionary

  • hostile — hos·tile adj 1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive nature a hostile work environment 2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal action a hostile claim b: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal action if the… …   Law dictionary

  • possession — Having control over a thing with the intent to have and to exercise such control. Oswald v. Weigel, 219 Kan. 616, 549 P.2d 568, 569. The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of anything which may be the subject of property, for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • hostile — Having the character of an enemy; standing in the relation of an enemy. Feeling or displaying enmity or antagonism such as a hostile witness. See hostile or adverse witness. Within requirement for adverse possession that possession be asserted in …   Black's law dictionary

  • hostile — Having the character of an enemy; standing in the relation of an enemy. Feeling or displaying enmity or antagonism such as a hostile witness. See hostile or adverse witness. Within requirement for adverse possession that possession be asserted in …   Black's law dictionary

  • hostile in its inception — Referring to an adverse claim by a disseisor; relating, not to the orginal entry of the disseisor, but to the act by which the possession became adverse. 3 Am J2d Adv P § 33 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Adverse possession — Squatter s rights redirects here. For the film, see Squatter s Rights (film). Property law …   Wikipedia

  • adverse possession — A method of acquisition of title to real property by possession for a statutory period under certain conditions. Lowery v. Garfield County, 122 Mont. 571, 208 P.2d 478, 486. It has been described as the statutory method of acquiring title to land …   Black's law dictionary

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