usucapion

usucapion

[yoo-zuh-key-pee-on, -suh-]
noun Roman Law.
the acquisition of property through long, undisturbed possession.
Also, usucaption [yoo-zuh-kap-shuhn, -suh-] .


Origin:
1600–10; < Latin ūsūcapiōn-, stem of ūsūcapiō, equivalent to ūsū, ablative singular of ūsus (see use (noun)) + capiō a taking (cap(ere) to take + -iō (stem -iōn-) -ion)

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