Uti possidetis

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Uti possidetis (Roman Law) A species of interdict granted to one who was in possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor.
    • Uti possidetis (Internat. Law) The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., as you possess