Adverse Title Law and Legal Definition

A title set up in opposition to or in defeasance to another title is adverse title. A title acquired through the claim of adverse possession is also known as adverse title.

The holder of an adverse title, by giving written notice to the occupying claimant, could absolutely take away the title of the latter, and all persons claiming from and through him/her. [Marlow v. Liter, 87 Mo. App. 584, 589 (Mo. Ct. App. 1901)]