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Prescription Act 1832

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  2. [1.]. Claims to right of common and other profits a prendre,not to be defeated after thirty years enjoyment by merely showing the commencement; after sixty years enjoyment the right to be absolute, unless had by consent or agreement.

  3. 2. In claims of right of way or other easement the periods to be twenty years and forty years.

  4. 3. Claim to the use of light enjoyed for 20 years.

  5. 4. Before mentioned periods to be deemed those next before suits.

  6. 5. In actions on the case, the claimant may allege his right generally, as at present. In pleas to trespass and certain other pleadings, the period mentioned in this Act may be alleged. Exceptions, &c. to be replied to specially.

  7. 6. Presumption to be allowed in claims herein provided for.

  8. 7. Proviso for infants, &c.

  9. 8. What time to be excluded in computing the term of forty years appointed by this Act.

  10. 8A.Exclusion of time because of mediation in certain cross-border disputes

  11. 9. Limitation.

  12. 10, 11.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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