jus abutendi

jus ab·​u·​ten·​di | \ -ˌabyəˈtendē, -ˌdī \

Definition of jus abutendi

Roman & civil law
: 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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History and Etymology for jus abutendi

Latin, right of abusing

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“Jus abutendi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jus%20abutendi. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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