Lost Grant Law and Legal Definition

Lost grant is a legal presumption whereby the presumption of a lost grant to land is used to find someone to be the owner of property under a long period of possession. It recognizes that lapse of time may cure the neglect or failure to secure the proper muniments of title, even though the lost grant may not have been in fact executed. Courts have adopted the practice of presuming, based on a showing of longtime use, that an actual grant of the right had been made but the instrument granting the right had simply been lost.