prescriptive easement

noun

Definitions of prescriptive easement

  • an easement (=the right that someone has to use the land belonging to another eg a right of way) that has resulted from regular use (eg of a pathway through someone’s property) rather than through negotiation, purchase, or being granted by the property owner

    That ruling established a prescriptive easement on the 1,008-foot road, meaning the public has a legal right to use the private road to access Cedar Beach.

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