usus

noun

ˈyüsəs
plural -es
1
Roman law : the act of making use of something : use
2
Roman law : the personal and inalienable servitude of the usuary of making the bare use of real or personal property without enjoying its income, profit, or produce

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“Usus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/usus. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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