Animus Possidendi

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Definition: Animus Possidendi

Full Definition of Animus Possidendi

‘Intention to possession’. To establish adverse¬†possession, the squatter must show that he intended to take possession of the land. Although this is a subjective matter, a court will not normally take the squatter’s word that this was his intention — he will have to lead evidence.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Animus Possidendi are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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