• (RP) IPA: /ˈjuːz(j)ʊfɹʌkt/
  • (GA) enPR yo͞oʹzə-frŭkt', IPA: /ˈjuzəˌfɹʌkt/, /-sə-/,

usufruct (plural usufructs)

  1. (law) The legal right to use#Verb|use and derive profit or benefit from property that belongs to another person, as long as the property is not damage#Verb|damaged.
    • 1931 September, H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, “The Boon of Culture”, in The American Mercury, Torrance, Calif.: American Mercury, ISSN 0002-998X, OCLC 4712467, page 36; reprinted in H. L. Mencken, editor, A Mencken Chrestomathy: Edited and Annotated by the Author, New York, N.Y.: Vintage Books, May 1982, ISBN 978-0-394-75209-9, part XVII (Pedagogy), page 313 ↗:
      Every American college president, it appears, is in duty bound to write and utter at least one book upon the nature, aims and usufructs of the Higher Education.
Synonyms Translations Verb

usufruct (usufructs, present participle usufructing; past and past participle usufructed)

  1. (law, also figuratively) To use and derive profit or benefit from property that belongs to another person.
    • 1994, Abdullah Alwi Haji Hassan, “Loans, Deposit and al-Ḥajr”, in Sales and Contracts in Early Islamic Commercial Law, Islamabad: Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University, (Islamic Research Institute, Islamabad; no. 92), ISBN 978-817151233-1, OCLC 818810087; republished Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: The Other Press, 2007, ISBN 978-983-9541-56-4, page 199 ↗:
      The use of the property of an orphan by a guardian who carries out his guardianship, is allowed for the latter's daily subsistence. Such use should be just and reasonable. […] According to al-Sha'bá, such just and reasonable use is like usufructing the milk of cattle, having services from servants and riding animals or vehicles, as long as such usufruction does not impair or damage the property itself.

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