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Enjoyment

The exercise of a right; the possession and fruition of a right or privilege. Comfort, consolation, contentment, ease, happiness, pleasure, and satisfaction. Such includes the beneficial use, interest, and purpose to which property may be put, and implies right to profits and income therefrom.

enjoyment

n. 1) to exercise a right. 2) pleasure. 3) the use of funds or occupancy of property. Sometimes this is used in the phrase "quiet enjoyment" to which one is entitled to be free of noise or interference.

(See: writ, injunction)

enjoyment

(Pleasure), noun amusement, bliss, delight, diversion, ecstasy, entertainment, exhilaration, fructus, gaiety, gaudium, gratification, gusto, merriment, recreation, refreshment, rejoicing, relaxation, relish, thrill, treat, zest
Foreign phrases: Omnis privatio praesupponit habitum.Every privation presupposes a former enjoyment.

enjoyment

(Use), noun avail, disposal, employment, habitation, occupancy, occupation, ownership, possession, prerogative, proprietorship, retention, seisin, tenancy, tenure, usuage, utilization
Associated concepts: adverse enjoyment, covenant of quiet enjoyment
See also: benefit, betterment, occupancy, satisfaction, use

enjoyment

the exercise of a right; enjoyment nec vi (‘without force’), nec clam (‘without secrecy’) and nec precario (‘not being a grant recallable at will’) for the appropriate period will result in the prescriptive acquisition of the right.

ENJOYMENT. The right which a man possesses of receiving all the product of a thing for his necessity, his use, or his pleasure.

References in classic literature ?
My first enjoyment," replied John Knightley, as they passed through the sweepgate, "will be to find myself safe at Hartfield again.
In other words, not only is the superegoic law motivated by an obscene enjoyment, but we also enjoy the spectacle of the transformation of neutral, public law into this obscene, prying, gossipy law--we enjoy seeing the superego frantically put to work, and watching its attempts to police enjoyment be turned into obscene spectacles for our own idiotic enjoyment (one might think of a television show such as Cops, or the endless series of faux courtroom shows, such as Judge Judy, all using the apparently neutral and impersonal structures of law in order to reveal intimate enjoyments and revel in the humiliating spectacle that results).
Agilulfo is the superego, the pure force of the law; the knights cannot make him relax, "take it easy," or engage in the petty sadistic enjoyments of bureaucracy.
Agilulfo's function, what exposes him to the dislike and mockery of his companions, is to deprive the other knights of their enjoyment.
Agilulfo is anachronistic because he continues to act as a censor, as an agent of prohibition--specifically the prohibition of enjoyment--in an age in which unrestrained enjoyment becomes the paramount value.
Third, the demand that citizens enjoy does not produce actual enjoyment in the sense of happiness or satisfaction; indeed, there was something faintly absurd in the president's insistence that traumatized and terrified Americans buy airplane tickets and take vacations and enjoy it; normally pleasant activities took on the character of laborious (and perhaps terrifying, in the case of flying) national duties.
For critics like McGowan who have a significant debt to Marxista, the overall point here is hard to miss: a society of enjoyment is more conducive to the needs of capitalism (especially postindustrial capitalism) precisely because it enshrines the principle of constant, maximal consumption.
But McGowan is also a New Lacanian, and his explanation of the society of enjoyment is particularly fine when he turns to psychoanalysis and discusses the role of the superego.
McGowan makes further use of Lacanian theory in pointing to the figure of the "anal father" as the authority figure that emblematizes the society of enjoyment (it is worth pointing out that Zizek indicates that the figure of the anal father is a definitive symptom of postmodernism, as well).
The examples I cite here are inevitably American ones, since America has gone farther down the path of a society of obligatory enjoyment than any other, but there is little doubt that this feature of American society has been making inroads around the world for the last half century or more (commanded enjoyment would appear to be an inherent feature of neoliberal globalization).
However, it is apparent that a traditional Marxist or Freudian reading only takes us so far in this novel, precisely because neither Marx nor Freud anticipated a society of enjoyment that would neatly undercut their impetus toward resistance (for Marx, of course, capitalism was linked principally to suffering and misery, the driving motor behind revolutionary impulses; for Freud, society was the agency of repression, the driving motor of mental illness).
1 : the action or condition of getting pleasure or satisfaction from something <The land is set aside for public enjoyment.