actual possession

Substantial possession, possession in fact, sometimes referred to as by the foot or pedis possession. The term is also used by some authorities in referring to the possession of one part of a larger tract by possession in fact of the other part, where the occupant claims the whole as of right and there is substantial evidence of the boundaries of the entire larger tract, although other authorities refer to this type of possession by actual occupancy of another part as constructive possession. 42 Am J1st Prop § 42. Actual possession is an essential of adverse possession. As such it means possession in fact, effected by actual entry upon the premises, and actual occupancy such as to indicate his exclusive ownership. 3 Am J2d Adv P § 13.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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