The right to use and enjoy the profits and advantages of something belonging to another as long as the property is not damaged or altered in any way.(noun)
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Use "usufruct" in a sentence
"The term usufruct refers to the right to use and enjoy something that belongs to another person when it extends beyond their property."
"I suggested in an ironic post that, when Mann told the House Energy and Commerce Committtee that the code was his personal property as opposed to the property of the university over which he had what we can now put the term usufruct, this was an act of tortious conversion – a rather amusing incident of conversion, but one which met the legal definitions of the tort."
"I set out on this ground which I suppose to be self evident, “that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living;” that the dead have neither powers nor rights over it."