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n. 1) fairly permanent trade, profession, employment, business, or means of livelihood. 2) possession of real property or use of a thing.
occupation(Possession), noun ascendancy, charge, command, control, direction, domination, influence, inhabitation, jurisdiction, mastery, occupancy, occupatio, ownership, power, predominance, predominancy, proprietary rights, proprietorship, residence, retention, right to retain, rule, seizure, superintendence, tenure
occupation(Vocation), noun activity, avocation, business, calling, capacity, career, chosen work, craft, enterprise, field, industry, job, line, livelihood, mission, negotium, office, position, profession, pursuit, specialty, trade, undertaking, venture, work
See also: activity, appointment, calling, capacity, career, employment, enjoyment, enterprise, function, habitation, industry, inhabitation, job, labor, livelihood, occupancy, office, position, post, practice, profession, project, province, seisin, specialty, tenancy, tenure, undertaking, use, work
OCCUPATION. Use or tenure; as, the house is in the occupation of A B. A
trade, business or mystery; as the occupation of a printer. Occupancy.
2. In another sense occupation signifies a putting out of a man's freehold in time of war. Co. Litt. s. 412. See Dependency; Possession.