from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that holds property by usufruct.
  • adj. Of or relating to the nature of a usufruct.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a usufruct.
  • n. A person who holds property, or the use of assets, by usufruct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a usufruct; having the nature of a usufruct.
  • n. A person who has the use of property and reaps the profits of it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or relating to usufruct; of the nature of a usufruct.
  • n. A person who has the usufruct or use and enjoyment of property for a time without having the title. Ayliffe, Parergon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who holds property by usufruct
  • adj. of or relating to the nature of a usufruct


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  • Ngāti Apa case, the Court of Appeal held that the scope of customary title could range from what it called usufructuary rights to something approaching fee simple.

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  • Perfect usufruct, which is of things which the usufructuary can enjoy without altering their substance, though their substance may be diminished or deteriorated naturally by time or by the use to which they are applied; as a house, a piece of land, animals, furniture and other movable effects.

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  • France reminded them of the usufructuary laws whereby the debts and past transactions of one French king were not honored by the next.


  • Though there remain formidable social and political obstacles to the full realization of these rights, there is growing recognition of the need to take steps to ensure that women acquire effective rights over land and usufructuary rights over other common properties.

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  • WHEREAS, the late Hugh E. Vincent of New Orleans, Louisiana, whose estate is being administered under No. 304-985 of the docket of the Civil District Court of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, has left a will under which he has named as usufructuary of certain property, his widow Mildred

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  • The natural or civil death of the usufructuary extinguished the right, as did non-user and the complete loss of the thing.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In perception of fruits the severance or taking of revenue might be by the owner or by another, as by the usufructuary, the lessee (in locatio-conductio), by the creditor (in antichresis), and by the possessor in good faith.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • If a man as usufructuary is obliged in justice to preserve his life, it follows that he is equally bound to make use of all the ordinary means which are indicated in the usual course of things, namely:

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Hence, it follows obviously that he fails in this obligation of usufructuary who neglects the necessary means for the preservation of life, and this with the intention of destroying the latter, and consequently violates the rights of God.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • According to the Canon Law, the bishop was only the usufructuary of the lands and revenues belonging to his see.

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  • JM knowns many usufructuary types and often visits them at home

    April 13, 2010

  • First came across this while reading All the Names by Saramago on page 60.

    December 27, 2006