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usufructuary

[yoo-zoo-fruhk-choo-er-ee, -soo-, yooz-yoo-, yoos-] /ˌyu zʊˈfrʌk tʃuˌɛr i, -sʊ-, ˌyuz yʊ-, ˌyus-/ Roman and Civil Law.
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or of the nature of usufruct.
noun, plural usufructuaries.
2.
a person who has a usufruct property.
Origin of usufructuary
1610-1620
1610-20; < Late Latin ūsūfrūctuārius, equivalent to ūsūfrūctu(s) usufruct + -ārius -ary
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  • Now some hold these privileges by a full right of property, some by an usufructuary, and others by a temporary right.

  • Hence it follows that no human being, so long as transactions are free, can ever cease to be the usufructuary of these gifts.

  • Every occupant is, then, necessarily a possessor or usufructuary,—a function which excludes proprietorship.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon

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