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Uti possidetis

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uti possidetis

1. The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war.

2. 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.

Origin: L, as you possess.