A continuous possession of property that is uninterrupted by legal suits or other action intended to oust the possessor from the property. Peaceable possession does not preclude there being adverse claims against the possessor, so long as no actual attempt has been made to dispossess him or her.
Peaceable-possession Sentence Examples
In the result nothing disturbed his peaceable possession of the see.
They established a factory there in 1521, but did not obtain peaceable possession of it till 1580, and were dispossessed by the Dutch in 1609.
During the wars between the English and the French in the 14th and 15th centuries, Agenais was frequently taken and retaken, the final retreat of the English in 1453 at last leaving the king of France in peaceable possession.
Upon institution the church is full against everybody except the crown, and after six months' peaceable possession the clerk is secured in possession of the benefice, even though he may have been presented by a person who is not the proper patron.
Five years later Lord Elgin, accompanied by the representative of France, steamed up the Peiho, after having forced the barriers at Taku, and took peaceable possession of the town.