Definitions for usufructˈyu zʊˌfrʌkt, -sʊ-, ˈyuz yʊ-, ˈyus-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•su•fructˈyu zʊˌfrʌkt, -sʊ-, ˈyuz yʊ-, ˈyus-(n.)
the right to enjoy all the advantages of another's property, provided that such property is not destroyed or damaged.
Origin of usufruct:
1620–30; < LL ūsūfrūctus= L ūsū, abl. of ūsususe+frūctus (see fruit )
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
The legal right to use and derive profit or benefit from property that belongs to another person, as long as the property is not damaged.
Origin: From usufructus, from usus et fructus (use and enjoyment), cognate to use and fruit.
the right of using and enjoying the profits of an estate or other thing belonging to another, without impairing the substance