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occupancy

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noun oc·cu·pan·cy \ˈä-kyə-pən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of occupancy

  • : the act of living or staying in a particular place

  • : the number of people who are in a particular building or room at one time

Full Definition of occupancy

plural oc·cu·pan·cies

  1. 1 :  the fact or condition of holding, possessing, or residing in or on something <occupancy of the estate>

  2. 2 :  the act or fact of taking or having possession (as of unowned land) to acquire ownership

  3. 3 :  the fact or condition of being occupied <occupancy by more than 400 persons is unlawful>

  4. 4 :  the use to which a property is put <industrial occupancy>

  5. 5 :  a building or part of a building intended to be occupied (as by a tenant)

Examples of occupancy

  1. The sign above the auditorium door says, Maximum occupancy: 500 persons.

  2. <the landlord notified us of the need to cease occupancy in three months, when our apartment building would be sold>



1596

First Known Use of occupancy

1596




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