Maxims Of Property
"Longa possessio parit jus possidendi, et tollit actionem vero domino" = Long possession produces the right of possession, and takes away from the true owner his action. Co. Litt. 110.
"Longum tempus, et longus usus qui excedit memoria hominum, sufficit pro jure" = Long time and long use, beyond the memory of man, suffices for right. Co. Litt. 115.
"Melior est conditio possidentis et rei quam actoris" = Better is the condition of the possessor and that of the defendant than that of the plaintiff. 4 Co. Inst. 180.
"Melior est causa possidentis" = The cause of the possessor is preferable. Dig. 50, 17, 126, 2,.
"Melior est conditio possidentis, ubi neuter jus habet" = Better is the condition of the possessor, where neither of the two has a right. Jenk. Cent. 118.
"In aequali jure melior est conditio possidentis" = When the parties have equal rights, the condition of the possessor is the better. Mitf. Eq. Pl. 215; Jer. Eq. Jur. 285; 1 Madd. Ch. Pr. 170; Dig. 50, 17, 128. Plowd. 296.
"In pari causa possessor potior haberi debet" = When two parties have equal rights, the advantage is always in favor of the possessor. Dig. 50, 17, 128.
"In pari causa possessor potior est" = In an equal case, better is the condition of the possessor. Dig. 50, 17, 128; Poth. Vente, n. 320; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 952.
"Sine possessione usucapio procedere non potest" = There can be no prescription without possession.
"Potior est conditio possidentis" = Better is the condition of the possessor.
Possessor has right against all men but him who has the very right.
Possession is a good title, where no better title appears. 20 Vin. Ab. 278.