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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Origin and Etymology of dominium utile
Latin, ownership of use
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