dominium utile

dominium uti·​le | \ -ˈyüdᵊl(ˌ)ē \

Definition of dominium utile

Roman & feudal law
: the right of one not having title (as a vassal) of using property (as for enjoyment, improvement, or profit) : beneficial tenancy or ownership — compare dominium directum

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Latin, ownership of use

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“Dominium utile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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