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Canadian Property Law/Glossary

Abatement
Adverse possession
Also known as "squatter's rights". If a person occupies land for a predetermined period of time as set out in the different provincial acts and no legal action is taken to evict or indicate to the person an act of trespass, the ownership in the land goes from the original owner to the squatter.
Allodial
Assignment
Bailment
Bequeath
Bequest
Bona fide purchaser for value without notice
Bona vacantia
Cestui que vie
Chain of title
Chattel
Chattel mortgage
Chose
Chose in Action
Chose in possession
Clear title
Colour of title
Concurrent estate
Conditional estate
Condition Precedent
Condition Subsequent
Constructive delivery
Constructive possession
Constructive trust
Contingent estate
Convey
Conveyance
Corporeal hereditament
Co-tenancy
Curtesy
Deed
Defeasable interest
Determinable limitation
Detinue
Devise
Doctrine of Worthier title
Dominant tenement
Donatio Mortis Causa
Dower
Easement
Eminent domain
Encumbrance
Encroachment
Equity of redemption
Escheat
Escrow
Estate
Executor/executrix
Fee simple
Fee tail
Feoffment
Fertile octogenarian
Fixture
Foreclosure
Freehold estate
Future interest
Gift
Gift over
Good title
Grant
Hereditament
Incorporeal hereditament
Intangible property
Intestate/Intestacy
Intestate succession
Issue
Joint tenancy
Jus tertii
Landlord
Leashold
Licence
Lien
Life in being
Life estate
Livery of seisin
Living will
Lost modern grant
Mortgage
Mortmain
Nemo dat rule
periodic tenancy
Per stirpes
Possession
Posessory interest
Possibility of reverter
power of appointment
Power of sale
Primogeniture
Property
Pur autre vie
Quia emptores 
English statute of 1290 that abolished subinfudation
Quiet enjoyment
Real Property
Remainder
Remainderman
Replevin
Restrain on alienation
Restrictive Covenant
Resulting trust
Reversion
Reverter
Rule against perpetuities
Rule in Shelley's case
Rule in Andrews
A rule for constructive gifts that allows for escaping the rule against perpetuities. If one member of a group satisfies a requirement for vesting at the time the gift takes effect then the class closes on whoever is alive at the time.
Run with the land
Seisin
Severalty
Severance
Shifting interest
Springing interest
Statute of Uses
Subinfudation
Sublease
Subtenant
Survivorship
Tenant
Tenancy
Tenancy in common
Tenancy at sufferance
Tenancy at will
Tenament
Tenure
Torrens title
Trover
Trust
Unities
Use
Usufruct
Vested in interest
Vested in possession
Waste
Will
Words of limitation

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