occupation
I (possession) noun ascendancy, authority, charge, command, control, direction, domination, dominion, influence, inhabitation, jurisdiction, mastery, occupancy, occupatio, ownership, power, predominance, predominancy, proprietary rights, proprietorship, residence, retention, right to retain, rule, seizure, superintendence, tenure II (vocation) noun activity, avocation, business, calling, capacity, career, chosen work, craft, employment, enterprise, field, industry, job, line, livelihood, mission, negotium, office, position, profession, pursuit, situation, specialty, trade, undertaking, venture, work III index appointment (position), calling, capacity (job), career, employment, enjoyment (use), enterprise (undertaking), function, habitation (act of inhabiting), industry (activity), inhabitation (act of dwelling in), job, labor (work), livelihood, occupancy, office, position (business status), post, practice (professional business), profession (vocation), project, province, seisin, specialty (special aptitude), tenancy, tenure, undertaking (enterprise), work (employment)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


occupation
n.
(1) A job or profession.
(2) The act of taking possession of a property or land; the condition of being possessed.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


occupation
a mode of original acquisition of property. It is done by taking a thing, intending to be its owner. Property to wild animals is obtained in this way, a hunter becoming the owner of wild animals killed and taken. Goods lost abandoned and ownerless (called bona vacantia) fall to the Crown. It is a criminal offence not to take found things to a police station. Land in England is likely to revert to the Crown. In Scotland, land is unlikely to be obtained in this way for most land in Scotland is held feudally and thus is never ownerless.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


occupation
Fairly permanent trade, profession, employment, business, or means of livelihood.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

occupation
n.
   1) fairly permanent trade, profession, employment, business or means of livelihood.
   2) possession of real property or use of a thing.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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