- (law) The perpetual, inalienable possession of lands by a corporation or non-personal entity such as a church.
- 1824, Charter of Incorporation of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland,
- 1900, Frederic William Maitland, "The Corporation Sole", Law Quarterly Review, v. 16,
- (literary) A strong and inalienable possession.
inalienable possession of lands
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