Local Custom

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Definition: Local Custom

Full Definition of Local Custom

Certain long-standing customary rights may come to have similar status to common law, even if unwritten. This applies in particular to rights of way and rights to use areas of land in a particular way. For such a right to be upheld by a court, it must have existed ‘since time immemorial’, not conflict with statute, and to be assumed to be a right, not granted by someone’s permission. ‘Time immemorial’ is difficult to define, of course, and an arbitrary date of 1189 is often taken as equivalent. However, if a right has been exercised for some decades, and local opinion is that it is ancient, and there is no evidence to the contrary, this may well be close enough to ‘time immemorial’ to satisfy a court.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Local Custom 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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