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ūsū-căpĭo (in recent edd. usually separate, ūsū căpĭo ), cēpi, captum, 3, v. a. id.; jurid. t. t., acquire ownership of a thing by long use, to acquire by prescription or usucaption: “quoniam hereditas usu capta esset,Cic. Att. 1, 5, 6: “scio jam biennium transisse, omniaque me usucepisse,Plin. Ep. 5, 1, 10: “nullam penes se culpam esse, quod Hannibal jam velut usu cepisset Italiam,Liv. 22, 44, 6: “subsiciva, ut usu capta, concessit,Suet. Dom. 9 fin.: “filius pro donato non capiet usu,Dig. 41, 7, 1: “propius est, ut usu eas capere non possis,ib. 41, 3, 29.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (4):
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 1.5.6
    • Suetonius, Domitianus, 9
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 5.1.10
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 22, 44
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