Definitions

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  • n. One who enjoys the profits or increase of anything.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who enjoys the profits, income, or increase of anything.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who enjoys the produce or profits of anything.

Etymologies

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Latin fructuarius.

Examples

  • It is also extinguished when surrendered to the owner by the usufructuary (though transfer to a third person is inoperative); and again, conversely, by the fructuary becoming owner of the thing, this being called consolidation.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • After a possessor in good faith has acquired the ownership of a slave by usucapion, everything which the slave acquires belongs to him without distinction; but a fructuary cannot acquire ownership of a slave in this way, because in the first place he does not possess the slave at all, but has merely a right of usufruct in him, and because in the second place he is aware of the existence of another owner.

    The Institutes of Justinian

  • I shall never consent to the revocation of it, nor be persuaded to restore yourself to you again; for I shall esteem my properly in you more than the brevets or letters patents of Kjngs, or the donation of Constantine; and you shall be but a usu-fructuary of yourself.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

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