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A mode of acquiring title to incorporeal hereditaments grounded on the fact of immemorial or long-continued enjoyment. See Lucas v. Turnpike Co., 36 W. Vn. 427. 15 S. E. 182; Gayetty v. Bethune, 14 Mass. 52. 7 Am. Dec. 188; Louisville & N. Ii. Co. v. Hays. 11 Lea (Tenn.) 3SS. 47 Am. Rep. 291; Clarke v. Clarke, 133 Cal. 667, 60 Pac. 10; Alhambra Addition Water Co. v. Richardson. 72 Cal. 598. 14 Pac. 379; Stevens v. Dennett. 51 N. II. 320. Title by prescription is the right which a possessor acquires to property by reason of the continuance of his possession for a period of time fixed by the laws. Code Ga.


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