[ yoo-zoo-fruhk-choo-er-ee, -soo-, yooz-yoo-, yoos- ]
/ ˌyu zʊˈfrʌk tʃuˌɛr i, -sʊ-, ˌyuz yʊ-, ˌyus- /
Roman and Civil Law.


of, relating to, or of the nature of usufruct.

noun, plural u·su·fruc·tu·ar·ies.

a person who has a usufruct property.

Words nearby usufructuary

Origin of usufructuary

1610–20; < Late Latin ūsūfrūctuārius, equivalent to ūsūfrūctu(s) usufruct + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for usufructuary

  • Every occupant is, then, necessarily a possessor or usufructuary,—a function which excludes proprietorship.

    What is Property?|P. J. Proudhon
  • Now some hold these privileges by a full right of property, some by an usufructuary, and others by a temporary right.

  • Hence it follows that no human being, so long as transactions are free, can ever cease to be the usufructuary of these gifts.