dominium utile

noun dominium uti·le \-ˈyüdəl(ˌ)ē\

Definition of dominium utile

Roman & feudal law

  1. :  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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