More Discussions for this daf
1. The Shevu'ah of Shenayim Ochzin 2. Picking up a Metzi'ah 3. Owning all of it
4. Sumchus or the Rabanan 5. Tosfos DH Yachloku 6. Questions in Rashi
7. Case of Mekach U'Memkar 8. Rashi According to Maskanas ha'Gemara 9. Shenayim Ochzin b'Talis
10. "It is all mine" 11. Arguing over a lost object that was found 12. Causing a Shevu'as Shav in our Mishnah
13. Teaching that Re'iyah is not Koneh 14. Two versions 15. Comparing 3/4 Talis oath with devolved oath
16. Acquiring through seeing 17. Terms of Chazakah and ownership 18. בבא מציעא ב. תד"ה בראיה - הבטה בהפקר

Yoram Rovner asked:

Dear Sir,

We are learning Shnaim Ochzim Bava Metzia 2a. Tosfos DH Yachloku uses different terms regarding Chazaka and ownership.

What would be the precise definition of the following terms:




All the best,

Yoram Rovner, Jerusalem, Israel

The Kollel replies:

Achizah, Tefisah, and Muchzak are basically the same thing. Achizah literally means "holding" and Tefisah literally means "grabbing." Muchzak literally means "holding," but also implies that the person has the status of being the owner of the object he is holding. In another sense, one could say that Achizah and Tefisah generally lead to someone being considered a Muchzak (meaning we should assume he is the owner unless proven otherwise, or unless he makes no legal claim that he is the owner).

All the best,

Yaakov Montrose