occupancy

a) The act of occupying, the state of being occupied or the state of being an occupant or tenant
b) The period of time during which someone rents or otherwise occupies certain land or premises

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  • occupancy — oc·cu·pan·cy / ä kyə pən sē/ n pl cies 1: the fact or condition of holding, possessing, or residing in or on something occupancy of the premises 2: the act or fact of taking or having possession (as of abandoned property) to acquire ownership 3:… …   Law dictionary

  • occupancy — oc‧cu‧pan‧cy [ˈɒkjpənsi ǁ ˈɑːk ] noun [uncountable] formal 1. PROPERTY when someone uses a building or piece of land for living or working in: • The facility will be ready for occupancy on Feb. 20. 2 …   Financial and business terms

  • Occupancy — Oc cu*pan*cy, n. [See {Occupant}.] 1. The act of taking or holding possession, especially of real property or rental property; possession; occupation. [1913 Webster] 2. The state or condition of being occupied; as, occupancy by more than 250… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • occupancy — (n.) 1590s, condition of being an occupant; from OCCUPANT (Cf. occupant) + CY (Cf. cy). Meaning fact of occupying is from 1833; that of proportion of available space that is occupied is attested by 1974 …   Etymology dictionary

  • occupancy — [n] residence of place control, deed, habitation, holding, inhabitance, inhabitancy, occupation, ownership, possession, retention, settlement, tenancy, tenure, term, title, use; concepts 518,710 …   New thesaurus

  • occupancy — ► NOUN 1) the action or fact of occupying a place. 2) the proportion of accommodation occupied or used …   English terms dictionary

  • occupancy — [äk′yo͞o pən sē, äk′yəpən sē] n. pl. occupancies [< OCCUPANT] 1. a) an occupying; a taking or keeping in possession b) the period during which a house, etc. is occupied 2. the condition of being occupied 3. Law the taking possessio …   English World dictionary

  • Occupancy — Occupant redirects here. For the 2011 film, see Occupant (film). Occupancy in building construction and building codes is the use or intended use of a building or part thereof for the shelter or support of persons, animals or property. A closely… …   Wikipedia

  • occupancy — oc|cu|pan|cy [ˈɔkjupənsi US ˈa:k ] n [U] formal 1.) the number of people who stay, work, or live in a room or building at the same time single/multiple occupancy ▪ single occupancy room rates ▪ Hotels in Tokyo enjoy over 90% occupancy. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • occupancy — Taking possession of property and use of the same; said e.g. of a tenant s use of leased premises. Period during which person owns, rents, or otherwise occupies real property or premises. Occupancy is a mode of acquiring property by which a thing …   Black's law dictionary

  • occupancy — Possession in fact. The use of premises. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 895. The taking possession of those things which before belonged to nobody. 42 Am J1st Prop § 34. In reference to the rights of an occupying claimant:–such an occupancy as under the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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