Adverse Possession Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Adverse Possession, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Adverse Possession?

n. a situation in which an expression may be understood in more than one sense. ambiguitas latens and ambiguitas patens are the two different kind of ambiguities in words, first one referring to the ambiguity caused by some external factor, the deed being free from any ambiguous expressions. The second or patent ambiguity occurs when a clause in a deed, will, or other instrument, is so defectively expressed, that a court of law, which has to put a construction on the instrument, is unable to collect the intention of the party.