tacking – adding one’s own period of land possession to a prior possessor’s in order to establish continuous adverse possession for the statutory period

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tack:
vb. (18c)

1. To add (one’s own period of land possession) to a prior possessor’s period to establish continuous adverse possession for the statutory period. [1]

tacking:
(18C)

1. The joining of consecutive periods of possession by different persons to treat the periods as one continuous period; especially, the adding of one’s own period of land possession to that of a prior possessor to establish continuous adverse possession for the statutory period. [1]

1. A doctrine which permits an adverse possessor to add his period of possession to that of a prior adverse possessor in order to establish a continuous possession for the period prescribed by statute for the ripening of adverse possession into title. Pagan v Grady, 101 NH 18, 131 AM 441. [2]

1. With respect to acquiring title to real property by adverse possession, a doctrine that permits a person who is in possession of the property to add her period of possession to that of a prior adverse possessor in order to establish continuous possession for the period required by the applicable statute.  [3]

References:

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: 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

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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