835. Nature of legal possession.

The normal case of legal possession is where the true owner has de facto possession and intends to exclude unauthorised interference. In this instance de facto and legal possession reside in the same person1. A bailee also has de facto and legal possession during the bailment2.

Legal possession of an article may remain in the owner even where he has lost or abandoned physical possession of it or otherwise ceased to exercise effective control over it, as, for example, where he has lost a jewel in his house, left his implements of husbandry in a field with the intention of