Hostile Possession Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Hostile Possession?

(n) Hostile Possession is the holding of a real property with a claim on it, over any other person who has a claim on such property including the recorded title holder. A person may get hostile possession when he was holding the property for long time when there is no known owner