Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the day 09/06/16 Usufruct

Usufruct (noun)
usufruct [yoo-zoo-fruhkt, -soo-, yooz-yoo-, yoos-]


noun, Roman and Civil Law.
1. 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.



Origin: 1620-30; < Late Latin ūsūfrūctus, equivalent to Latin ūsū, ablative of ūsus (see use (noun)) + frūctus (see fruit)

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