usucaption


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usucaption

Roman Law. right to or ownership of property on the basis of possession of it for a prescribed period of time. — usucapient, n.
See also: Property and Ownership
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Watt) y en los textos juridicos de la Inglaterra feudal y eclesiastica, use es la voz latina vulgar de usus--usus (m.): "the use or using any thing; use, practice, exercise any thing; the use and enjoyment of property belonging to another, usufruct; a use that creates ownership, acquisition by prescription of usucaption (110)'.
There is one exception from the indefeasible characteristic of this right, provided by Article 675 of the New Civil code "partition may be sought even if one of the co-owners has utilized the property exclusively, except for when it was subject to usucaption, under the law".
Furthermore, in another tune, although it is evident the idea that only goods of legal entities of public law are public, such an orientation began to suffer new designs ***, aggravated with the understanding of the STF that the goods of the Post Office and other private entities are public, and therefore, are not subject to the lien, usucaption or encumbrances of in rem guarantees, besides being necessary legal authorization for disposition (([dagger])([dagger])([dagger])([dagger])([dagger])([dagger])([dagger])).
Such usucaption could be opposed by ejecting cattle, tearing down fences, and by verbal complaints before witnesses (Kelly 1988: 109).
The stories I have always told about my youth--until telling them began to feel unbearably pitiful and senile, an awareness coinciding with an aphasia that was no longer enjoyable--those stories were for the most part lived together with him, or lived by him and handed over to me, by virtue of a law of usucaption that doesn't only apply to goods, but also to memories.
See also Maine, supra note 11 at 278 (stating that good faith is required for usucaption, in keeping with the view that the function of adverse possession was to cure defects in title).