Something New #30 – Usufruct

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March 26, 2011 by Darlene McC

For the big 30 I wanted to expand my brain a bit; and with a word that makes my mouth happy to say it.


PRONUNCIATION: (YOO-zuh-fruhkt, -suh-)

MEANING:  noun: The right to use and enjoy another’s property without destroying it.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin ususfructus, from usus et fructus (use and enjoyment). Earliest documented use: 1646.


“It is currently in the process of purchasing perpetual usufruct rights to a number of plots.” Budlex Prepares for Large Residential Project; Warsaw Business Journal (Poland); Jan 17, 2011.



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