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