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Only a lawyer (well, a judge) would contend something was both “peaceful” and “hostile.”

Recall the elements for adverse possession.  There must be use:

(1) under claim of ownership; (2) actual or hostile; (3) open, notorious, and visible; (4) exclusive; (5) peaceful; and (6) continuous and uninterrupted for ten years.

Rice v. Pritchard, 611 So.2d 869, 871 (Miss.1992).

Not to mention notorious.

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