- the right of enjoying all the advantages derivable from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured.
Origin of usufruct
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Historical Examples of usufruct
Having no money he had to pay in labor or in products, for its usufruct.
Rent is the value of the usufruct of wealth, wages are the value of the usufruct of labor.
Custom may prevent the owner from charging all the usufruct of the agent is worth.
The usufruct in this case is divided between the two parties.
We are the real freeholders, sir; the man with the title-deeds has merely the usufruct.'Babylon, Volume 1 (of 3)
- the right to use and derive profit from a piece of property belonging to another, provided the property itself remains undiminished and uninjured in any way
Word Origin 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.).