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occupancy

[ ok-yuh-puhn-see ]
/ ˈɒk yə pən si /
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noun, plural oc·cu·pan·cies.
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Origin of occupancy

First recorded in 1590–1600; occup(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM occupancy

un·oc·cu·pan·cy, noun
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How to use occupancy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for occupancy

occupancy
/ (ˈɒkjʊpənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
the act of occupying; possession of a property
law the possession and use of property by or without agreement and without any claim to ownership
law the act of taking possession of unowned property, esp land, with the intent of thus acquiring ownership
the condition or fact of being an occupant, esp a tenant
the period of time during which one is an occupant, esp of property
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