Definition of Actual possession

1. Noun. (law) immediate and direct physical control over property.

Generic synonyms: Ownership, Possession
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Lexicographical Neighbors of Actual Possession

acts of independent significance
acts out
acts up
actual bodily harm
actual cautery
actual damages
actual eviction
actual malice
actual occasions
actual parameter
actual possession (current term)
actual sin

Literary usage of Actual possession

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"fendant«! иге advised that, so being the property of the State and in her actual possession, they cannot be taken therefrom or in any wise be affected by ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"'actual possession' means possession in fact, effected by actual entry upon the ... actual possession is the same as pedís possessio or pedis positio, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"But in the mean time, till some act be done by the rightful owner to de vest this possession and assert his title, such actual possession is, prima fade, ..."

4. A Treatise on the Action of Ejectment and Concurrent Remedies for the by Martin L. Newell (1892)
"actual possession of land may arise in different ways, as by entering upon and improving the same with the intention of appropriating it to an ordinary and ..."

5. A Treatise Upon Some of the General Principles of the Law: Whether of a by William Wait (1879)
"... definite and actual possession, or such -acts were known to the party holding the legal title and known to have been done under claim of adverse title. ..."

6. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"Taking the term with this very extensive meaning, the right of'possession arises from an actual possession, whether the actual possession be adverse or not. ..."

7. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"I have determined to order that all ports or places in the Philippines which may be in the actual possession of our land and naval forces by conquest shall ..."

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