This is what it means:
Usucaption–(noun) Roman Law- the acquisition of property through long, undisturbed possession.
I'd like to introduce Freeman Stephen to you.
I have been following his quest for over a year now, and it has been remarkable to watch.
Freeman Stephen decided to use a centuries old law to get what he wanted, namely, a piece of land for his exclusive use. In the UK there are over 7 million parcels of land that are unclaimed & unowned. Freeman Stephen found himself a chunk, set up home, and played the game according to their ancient, but very valid, rules.
Today is a landmark for him. Today marks one year of his occupation of the land and no-one, absolutely no-one, has asked him to sling his hook. This is all the more remarkable because Freeman Stephen has made no attempt to hide what he is doing.
The whole story can be found on the right-hand side of his YouTube channel. Make time, if you can, to watch his fascinating journey.
I have been silent on this for over a year, because, may the gods forgive me, I desperately wanted him to succeed, and I did not want to jump and shout for joy prematurely. It now seems that he has won but he has a long road ahead of him. Under Scottish law, he has to wait another 19 years before he can register the land as his. But, we must count our blessings, and be thankful that he has got himself through that vital first year.
Today is a good day for Freemen everywhere.
Godspeed Stephen, and good luck!