Definition of usucaption in English:


Line breaks: usu|cap¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjuːzjʊˈkapʃ(ə)n/

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(also usucapion /ˌjuːzjʊˈkeɪpɪən/)


[mass noun] Roman Law , chiefly historical
The acquisition of a title or right to property by uninterrupted and undisputed possession for a prescribed term.


mid 17th century: from medieval Latin usucaptio(n-), from usucapere 'acquire by prescription', from usu 'by use' + capere 'take'.

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