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usufruct

[ yoo-zoo-fruhkt, -soo-, yooz-yoo-, yoos- ]
/ ˈyu zʊˌfrʌkt, -sʊ-, ˈyuz yʊ-, ˈyus- /
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noun Roman and Civil Law.

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.

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Origin of usufruct

1620–30; <Late Latin ūsūfrūctus, equivalent to Latin ūsū, ablative of ūsus (see use (noun)) + frūctus (see fruit)
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British Dictionary definitions for usufruct

usufruct
/ (ˈjuːsjʊˌfrʌkt) /

noun

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

Derived forms of usufruct

usufructuary, noun, adjective

Word Origin for usufruct

C17: from Late Latin ūsūfrūctus, from Latin ūsus use + frūctus enjoyment
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