hostile possession
hostile possession see possession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

hostile possession
n.
Occupying and claiming ownership of a property without permission of the owner.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


hostile possession
Occupancy of a piece of real property in contravention of the rights of others, including the holder of recorded title. Hostile possession is often a prerequisite to claiming ownership by adverse possession.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


hostile possession
n. Possession in derogation of the owner or others who have conflicting rights in property.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

hostile possession
n.
   occupancy of a piece of real property coupled with a claim of ownership (which may be implied by actions, such as putting in a fence) over anyone, including the holder of recorded title. It may be an element of gaining title through long-term adverse possession or claiming real estate which has no known owner.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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