adverse claim – in adverse possession, a claim to possession which is hostile to the true owner

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adverse claim:

1. As respects adverse possession, a claim to possession which is hostile to the true owner. [1]

1. As respects adverse possession, a claim to possession which is hostile to the true owner.  

In mining law, a formal assertion of an adverse claimant made under oath and filed in the United States land office pending an application for a patent. Lightner Mining Co. v Superior Court, 14 Cal App 642, 112 P 909.

A claim to property by one in possession thereof asserted against a trustee or receiver in bankruptcy. 9 Am J2d Bankr §§ 50-52
     See adverse possession; quieting title. [2]

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[1]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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