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n. - A legal right to use and derive profit from property belonging to someone else provided that the property itself is not injured in any way.

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Usage examples (33)
  • I set out on this ground which I suppose to be self evident, “that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living;” that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it.
  • Last week's term was usufruct, which is defined as:
  • Ethical principles of "usufruct" trace back to Roman legal statute.
  • To take good care of the things subject to the usufruct.
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