unity of possession

unity of possession
n.
Holding equal rights to use and possess the same property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • unity of possession — One of the essential elements of a joint tenancy, meaning that each of the joint tenants has the entire possession of the property, as well of every parcel of it as the whole. That is, no one of them has the sole possession or any part. See 2 Bl… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • sever the unity of possession — index partition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Unity — U ni*ty, n.; pl. {Unities}. [OE. unite, F. unit[ e], L. unitas, from unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Unit}.] 1. The state of being one; oneness. [1913 Webster] Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of unity.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unity of type — Unity U ni*ty, n.; pl. {Unities}. [OE. unite, F. unit[ e], L. unitas, from unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Unit}.] 1. The state of being one; oneness. [1913 Webster] Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unity — uni·ty / yü nə tē/ n pl ties 1: the quality or state of not being multiple: the quality or state of being one, single, whole, or the same only if there is unity of ownership of the immovable and movables 2: an aspect (as time, title, interest, or …   Law dictionary

  • unity — Under common law, four unities had to be present to create a joint tenancy: interest the tenants must have one and the same interest; title the interests must accrue by one and the same instrument or conveyance; time the interests must commence… …   Black's law dictionary

  • possession — Having control over a thing with the intent to have and to exercise such control. Oswald v. Weigel, 219 Kan. 616, 549 P.2d 568, 569. The detention and control, or the manual or ideal custody, of anything which may be the subject of property, for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • unity of seisin — The merger of one seisin in another, as where the owner of a servient tenement acquires the dominant tenement also. See unity of possession …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • At unity — Unity U ni*ty, n.; pl. {Unities}. [OE. unite, F. unit[ e], L. unitas, from unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Unit}.] 1. The state of being one; oneness. [1913 Webster] Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unities — Unity U ni*ty, n.; pl. {Unities}. [OE. unite, F. unit[ e], L. unitas, from unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Unit}.] 1. The state of being one; oneness. [1913 Webster] Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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