noun Roman and Civil Law.
Examples from the Web for usufruct
Again, the owner may not devote a place to superstitious uses in which another has a usufruct, without the consent of the latter.The Institutes of Justinian|Caesar Flavius Justinian
It was the wind off the land that made me think of all this possession in which I am to enjoy so short a usufruct.Hills and the Sea|H. Belloc
The mother was to have the usufruct until the child became of age.The Road to the Open|Arthur Schnitzler
It will be a very different matter to put a strict legal construction upon the grant of the "usufruct" of Port Arthur.Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)|Thomas Erskine Holland
The payment affects the proprietary title, but not the usufruct.To Cuba and Back|Richard Henry Dana
British Dictionary definitions for usufruct
Word Origin for usufruct
Word Origin and History for usufruct
"right to the use and profits of the property of another without damaging it," 1610s (implied in usufructuary), from Late Latin usufructus, in full usus et fructus "use and enjoyment," from Latin usus "a use" (see use (n.)) + fructus "enjoyment," literally "fruit" (see fruit). Attested earlier in delatinized form usufruit (late 15c.).