acts of possession

See adverse possession.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • acts of possession — To constitute adverse possession, acts of possession must be: (1) hostile or adverse, (2) actual, (3) visible, notorious, and exclusive, (4) continuous, and (5) under claim of ownership. Bilyeu v. Plant, 75 Ill.App.2d 109, 220 N.E.2d 513. See… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Acts of the Apostles — • The fifth book of the New Testament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Acts of the Apostles     Acts of the Apostles     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Possession — Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • possession are the following: —    • making a PACT with the Devil or demons    • participating in occult or spiritualist rites, including playing with divination devices such as a OUIJA™ or doing automatic writing    • offering or dedicating a child to SATAN    • being the… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • possession —    The takeover and control of a person’s mind and body by a DEMON, condemned soul, ghost, spirit, or deity. There are different forms of possession; most are not demonic. While possession is a universal and ancient belief, the approaches to it… …   Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • Possession (law) — In law, possession is the control a person intentionally exercises toward a thing. In all cases, to possess something, a person must have an intention to possess it. A person may be in possession of some property (although possession does not… …   Wikipedia

  • Acts 7 — 1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so? 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • possession by inclosure — An actual adverse possession by inclosing or fencing premises, accompanied by other acts evidencing claim of ownership. Faulks v Schrider, 72 App DC 308, 114 F2d 587 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Acts 5 — 1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • To give possession — Possession Pos*ses sion, n. [F. possession, L. possessio.] 1. The act or state of possessing, or holding as one s own. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The having, holding, or detention of property in one s power or command; actual seizin or occupancy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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