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Meaning of OCCUPANCY

Pronunciation:  'âkyupunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of occupying or taking possession of a building; "occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal"
  2. [n]  an act of being a tenant or occupant

OCCUPANCY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: moving in, occupation, taking possession, tenancy
 See Also: abidance, acquiring, getting, habitation, inhabitancy, inhabitation, preoccupancy, preoccupation, residence, residency



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oc"cu*pan*cy\, n. [See {Occupant}.]
The act of taking or holding possession; possession;

{Title by occupancy} (Law), a right of property acquired by
   taking the first possession of a thing, or possession of a
   thing which belonged to nobody, and appropriating it.
   --Blackstone. Kent.

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