jus abutendi

noun jus ab·u·ten·di \-ˌabyəˈtendē, -ˌdī\

Definition of jus abutendi

Roman & civil law

  1. :  a right to make full use of property even to wasting or destroying it :  absolute and unlimited ownership with the power of free alienation — compare jus utendi

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Origin and Etymology of jus abutendi

Latin, right of abusing

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