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ˈyu zʊˌfrʌkt, -sʊ-, ˈyuz yʊ-, ˈyus-usufruct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. usufructnoun

    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


  1. usufructnoun

    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.

  2. Etymology: From usufructus, from usus et fructus (use and enjoyment), cognate to use and fruit.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Usufructnoun

    The temporary use; enjoyment of the profits, without power to alienate.

    Etymology: usufruit, Fr. usus and fructus, Lat.

    The persons receiving the same, have only the usufruct thereof, and not any fee or inheritance therein. John Ayliffe.


  1. usufruct

    Usufruct is a legal term that refers to the right to enjoy, use, and benefit from another person's property without causing damage to or depleting that property. This right is often granted for a specific time period and does not include the right to sell or destroy the property.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usufructnoun

    the right of using and enjoying the profits of an estate or other thing belonging to another, without impairing the substance


  1. Usufruct

    Usufruct is a right of enjoyment, enabling a holder to derive profit or benefit from property that either is titled to another person or which is held in common ownership, as long as the property is not damaged or destroyed. In many usufructory property systems, such as the traditional ejido system in Mexico, individuals or groups may only acquire the usufruct of the property, not legal title.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Usufruct

    ū′zū-frukt; n. the use and profit, but not the property, of a thing: liferent.—v.t. to hold in usufruct.—adj. Usufruc′tuary.—n. one who holds property for use by usufruct. [L. usus-fructususus, use, fructus, fruit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usufruct in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usufruct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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