precarious possession
precarious possession see possession

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • precarious — pre·car·i·ous /pri kar ē əs/ adj: depending on the will or pleasure of another a temporary and precarious office see also precarious possession at possession Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • possession — pos·ses·sion /pə ze shən/ n 1: the act, fact, or condition of having control of something: as a: actual possession in this entry b: constructive possession in …   Law dictionary

  • precarious — /prakeriyas/ Liable to be returned or rendered up at the mere demand or request of another; hence, held or retained only on sufferance or by permission; and, by an extension of meaning, doubtful, uncertain, dangerous, very liable to break, fail,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • precarious — [17] Precarious comes from Latin precārius (source also of English prayer), which meant ‘obtained by asking or praying’. It was originally used in English as a legal term, in which ‘obtained by asking’ had undergone a slight change in focus to… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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  • prescription — pre·scrip·tion /pri skrip shən/ n [partly from Middle French prescription establishment of a claim, from Late Latin praescription praescriptio, from Latin, act of writing at the beginning, order, from praescribere to write at the beginning,… …   Law dictionary

  • permission — I noun acquiescence, allowance, approval, assent, authority, authorization, blessing, concurrence, consent, copia, countenance, facultas, formal consent, full authority, grace, leave, license, potestas, sanction, tolerance, visa associated… …   Law dictionary

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