Definition of RES NULLIUS


RES NULLIUS

A thing which has no owner. A thing which has been
abandoned by its owner is as much res nullius as if it had never belonged to
any one.


2. The first possessor of such a thing becomes the owner, res nullius
fit primi occupantis. Bowy. Com. 97.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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