from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of occupying or the condition of being occupied.
- n. The state of being an occupant or tenant.
- n. The period during which one owns, rents, or uses certain premises or land.
- n. The use to which something occupied is put: a building for commercial occupancy.
- n. Law The act of taking possession of previously unowned property with the intent of obtaining the right to own it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of occupying, the state of being occupied or the state of being an occupant or tenant
- n. The period of time during which someone rents or otherwise occupies certain land or premises
- n. The specific use to which something occupied is put
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of taking or holding possession, especially of real property or rental property; possession; occupation.
- n. The state or condition of being occupied.
- n. The period of time during which one occupies a property.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of taking possession, or the being in actual possession; more specifically, in law, the taking possession of a thing not belonging to any person, and the right acquired by such act; that mode of acquiring property which is founded on the principle that he who takes possession of an ownerless thing, with the design of appropriating it to himself, thereby becomes the owner of it; the act of occupying or holding in actual as distinguished from constructive possession.
- n. The term during which one is an occupant: as, during his occupancy of the post.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
- n. an act of being a tenant or occupant
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