actual possession

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Noun1.actual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over propertyactual possession - (law) immediate and direct physical control over property
possession, ownership - the act of having and controlling property
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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There appears to be a tendency to extinction among all the savage nations; and this tendency would seem to have been in operation among the aboriginals of this country long before the advent of the white men, if we may judge from the traces and traditions of ancient populousness in regions which were silent and deserted at the time of the discovery; and from the mysterious and perplexing vestiges of unknown races, predecessors of those found in actual possession, and who must long since have become gradually extinguished or been destroyed.
The States within the limits of whose colonial governments they were comprised have claimed them as their property, the others have contended that the rights of the crown in this article devolved upon the Union; especially as to all that part of the Western territory which, either by actual possession, or through the submission of the Indian proprietors, was subjected to the jurisdiction of the king of Great Britain, till it was relinquished in the treaty of peace.
The nearest that I came to actual possession was when I bought the Hollowell place, and had begun to sort my seeds, and collected materials with which to make a wheelbarrow to carry it on or off with; but before the owner gave me a deed of it, his wife -- every man has such a wife -- changed her mind and wished to keep it, and he offered me ten dollars to release him.
To some it seemed that, now that they were in actual possession of it, freedom was a more serious thing than they had expected to find it.
The Eastern claim once fairly settled, and put upon the firm basis of actual possession, Mr.
That they have some high-fenced grove which they call a park; that they live in larger and better-garnished saloons than he has visited, and go in coaches, keeping only the society of the elegant, to watering-places and to distant cities,--these make the groundwork from which he has delineated estates of romance, compared with which their actual possessions are shanties and paddocks.
The duration of the contract starts with the actual possession of the building by the farmer, After the reception of the rehabilitation and construction work of the works carried out by the municipality, Ie within a period of about 3 years from its signature.
We ask ourselves how many of the farmers who were awarded with their respective Cloas (certificates of land ownership awards) from decades ago are still in actual possession and full control of their lands today?
Pursuant to article 1125 Civil Code, in addition to the actual possession exercised over the successional patrimony, the seizin gives to seizin heirs, the right to administrate this heritage and to exercise the rights and actions of the deceased.
the target has actual possession of the trade secret and any property to be seized;
The court focused upon the distinction between the acquisition of title by adverse possession and the acquisition of a prescriptive right, in which the essential element is the use of the privilege without actual possession.
But the court heard she had entered her plea on the basis that she was storing it for her expartner for a couple of days and did not have actual possession of the drug.