effective possession

effective possession
Otherwise known as virtual possession, being an actual occupancy of part of a tract under color of title, sufficient where continued for the statutory period to support a claim of title to the whole tract as acquired by adverse possession. Sometimes called "constructive possession," but to be distinguished from the conventional constructive possession which follows the title where the owner of the title is not in actual possession and there is no adverse possession. Wheeler v Clark, 114 Tenn 117.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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