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occupation

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

1 a mode of original acquisition of property. It is done by taking a thing, intending to be its owner. Ownership of wild animals is obtained in this way, a hunter becoming the owner of wild animals killed and taken. Goods lost, abandoned and ownerless (called bona vacantia) fall to the Crown. It is a criminal offence not to take found things to a police station. It has a similar meaning in International Law.
2 living in a dwelling house or otherwise being in possession of land or buildings. The occupier of premises may attract OCCUPIER'S LIABILITY.

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. (q.v.)
     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.

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