Aliud Est Possidere, Aliud Esse In Possessione Law and Legal Definition

The idea of possession is as old as the related concepts of private property and ownership in legal phraseology. Terms to possess and to be in possession are widely different. Aliud est possidere, aliud esse in possessione means ‘it is one thing to possess; it is another to be in possession’. To possess implies the right of property and to be in possession implies only custody. Natural possession implies both property and custody. Civil possession is equivalent to possession essee. A landlord possesses the farm and a tenant is in possession of farm.