How did Austin define ownership? What are the three attributes of ownership according to him?
Austin defined ownership as “a right indefinite in point of user, unrestricted in point of disposition, and unlimited in point of duration over a determinate thing.” The theoretical concept of ‘ownership’, therefore, appears to be that a person can be considered to be owner if he has absolute dominion over it in all respects and is capable of transferring such ownership.
Hence, according to Austin, the three attributes of ownership are:-
(a) indefinite uses (b) unrestricted disposition and (c) unlimited duration.