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What is ANCIENT LIGHTS

Lights or windows in a house, which have been used in their present state, without molestation or interruption. for twenty years, and upwards. To these the owner of the house has a risht by prescription or occupancy, so that they cannot be obstructed or closed by the owner of the adjoining land which they may overlook. Wright v. Freeman. 5 Har. & J. (Md.) 477; Story v. Odin. 12 Mass. 100. 7 Am. Dec. 81.

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