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possession

Exercising dominion or control over property.There are two varieties of real property possession. Actual possession occurs when property is in the immediate physical control and occupancy of a party. Constructive possession exists as to the whole of a property when someone is in actual possession of a part.

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First, an adverse possessor may no longer value the disputed section of property more than the original owner does if carving out the disputed section with irregular borders reduces its market value.
Therefore, if we find a wallet in a hospital waiting room or a parcel on a bus seat, the common law defining the finder's rights may be subordinate to the owner, prior possessor, or owner or occupier of the land.
For example, the adverse possessor who operates under color of title or puts a fence around the property provides information about how she values the property and indicates that she has gone to some length in signaling that interest to the record owner and other competitors for the property.
Earlier (Bartens 1979 : 45) it has been assumed that Mordvin possessor indices affixed onto infinitives indicate the patient as opposed to the agent.
The author first explains why the analogy of adverse possessor to land thief is misleading.
As to why owning a gun increased a person's likelihood of injury, researchers hypothesized that a gun "may falsely empower its possessor to overreact, instigating and losing otherwise tractable conflicts with similarly armed persons" or such people may enter "dangerous environments" that they would normally avoid.
Translation of the Tasbeeh-e-Taraweeh: Exalted is the Possessor of the hidden and the manifest dominion.
iii) a possessor word or NP (my, John's, the old man's);
At that time he was pioneer platoon sergeant, and in keeping with tradition, was the possessor of a magnificent beard
This is all the more topical as the current Prime Minister resembles Eden in so many ways: as the second figure in his predecessor's administration and as the possessor of a prickly personality.
Stressing that all the three plans are among Iran`s serious aims to export its gas to Europe, he said that Iran, being ranked as the world`s second possessor of gas reserves, can have an active role in the global gas trades.
For the 36-year-old ex basketball star is the proud possessor of the world's longest pins.