open and notorious


open and notorious
Acts upon the land of another which are not in secret but of such a character as to be well calculated to notify the owner of the use made by such acts. 56 Am J1st Wat § 326.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • notorious — no·to·ri·ous /nō tōr ē əs/ adj: generally known and talked of adverse possession created by open, continuous, notorious, and adverse use Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. notorious …   Law dictionary

  • open — verb To render accessible, visible, or available; to submit or subject to examination, inquiry, or review, by the removal of restrictions or impediments @ open a case In practice, to open a case is to begin it; to make an initiatory explanation… …   Black's law dictionary


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