Tacking meaning

An adding together of consecutive times of occupation or possession by different persons, and treating those periods as a single continuous one, especially the uniting of consecutive terms of land possession by persons other than its owner in order to establish a continuous period of adverse possession for the required statutory period, so as to establish ownership. See also adverse possession.
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(nautical) The act of changing tack.
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(law) A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose a claim.

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Present participle of tack.
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