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tack

To add one time period onto another.When parties are in adverse possession of real property, the possession must be uninterrupted and last for 10 to 20 years before the true owner will be prohibited from trying to regain the property.A current possessor can tack his or her time together with the time of prior possessors in order to accumulate the requisite number of years.

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