Prescription Definition and Legal Meaning

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

What is Prescription?

It is a type or method of acquiring property which is owned by someone else, by the way of using the land for a long and continuous specified period legally, thereby legally enforceable as well.That’s is also known as positive prescription. A negative prescription is a limitation of time after which the crime is not legally enforceable.