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proscription

The acquisition of title to real property by one who openly and continuously is in adverse possession of it for a period sufficiently long that the statute of limitations bars the previous owner from reclaiming it (usually 20 years).
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While comparative theologians struggle to define proscriptively the possibilities for multiple religious belonging and religious pluralism, the adherents of many traditions are already living these seemingly contradictory categories.
Despite Palmer's feigned distrait, adept performance of slithering fingerboard runs and inharmonic push-pull pizzicatos, and Party officials' claim that Prokofiev's music was proscriptively "formal" (rather than, say, melodic/narrative--the musical equivalent of Abstract Expressionism), Sonata No.
The moment he proscriptively defines the human, issuing medical decisions about the cases that come before him, Sir William becomes an animal himself: "He swooped; he devoured.