usufructuary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj usufructuary of or relating to the nature of a usufruct
    • n usufructuary someone who holds property by usufruct
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Usufructuary (Law) A person who has the use of property and reaps the profits of it.
    • a Usufructuary (Law) Of or pertaining to a usufruct; having the nature of a usufruct. "The ordinary graces bequeathed by Christ to his church, as the usufructuary property of all its members."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • usufructuary Of or relating to usufruct; of the nature of a usufruct.
    • n usufructuary A person who has the usufruct or use and enjoyment of property for a time without having the title. Ayliffe, Parergon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. usufructuarius,

Usage

In literature:

The nation, in its function of usufructuary, possesses them; the government rules, superintends, and protects them.
"What is Property?" by P. J. Proudhon
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