The loss of title by abandonment applies strictly and only to incorporeal hereditaments, and in that connection has already been treated of.520 Title to corporeal property can be lost through abandonment only by means of estoppel or the statute of limitations. The imperfect title which a disseisor has before the expiration of the full statutory period is, of course, lost if he abandons possession before such time has expired.521 But as to the effect of abandonment statute, greater disability Is necessary than to avoid a deed. Rugan v. Sabin, 3 C. C. A. 578, 53 Fed. 415; Asbury v. Fair, 111 N. C. 251, 16 S. B. 467.
516 Bunee v. Wolcott, 2 Conn. 27; Fleming v. Griswold, 3 Hill (N. Y.) 85; Thorp v. Raymond, 16 How. 247; Cunningham v. Snow, 82 Mo. 587; Lynch v. Cannon, 7 Houst. 386, 32 Atl. 391; Asbury v. Fair, 111 N. C. 251, 16 S. E. 467. The rule is otherwise as to infant heirs in some states. Machir v. May, 4 Bibb. (Ky.) 43; Rose v. Daniel, 3 Brev. (S. C.) 438.
517 2 Dembitz, Land Tit. 1359.
518 2 Dembitz, Land Tit. 1369.
519 Stoltz v. Doering, 112 111. 234; Burton v. Perry, 146 111. 71, 34 N. E 30; Latta v. Clifford, 47 Fed. 614; Hunter v. Ayres, 15 B. Mon. (Ky.) 210.
520 Ante, p. 357. But see Dikes v. Miller, 24 Tex. 417, 424.
521 Dausch v. Crane, 109 Mo. 323, 19 S. W. 61.
470 title. (Ch. 16 of the possession of land to which title has been acquired by adverse possession under the statute of limitations the cases are conflicting. The courts which hold that title by adverse possession affects only the remedy of the real owner hold also that the rights so acquired may be lost by abandonment.522 But in jurisdictions where the theory is 1 hat the statute of limitations transfers the title of the former owner to the disseisee, such a title cannot be lost by an abandonment of the premises after the full statutory period has expired.523