Peaceable Possession Law and Legal Definition

Peaceable Possession as used in real estate and real property law refers to possession that is continuous and not interrupted by adverse suits or other hostile action intended to oust the possessor from the land. The property should be held without any adverse claim to possession or title by another. This does not mean that there should not be any existence of adverse claims; however no actual attempt to dispossess should be made. Actions to quiet title generally require a showing of peaceable possession by the one bringing the action.