Friday, January 07, 2005

Word of the day

u·su·fruc·tu·ar·y: One that holds property by usufruct.

What is "usufruct" you ask? Well of course it means "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."

Gotta love reading cases from the 19th century which cite King James' Bible, Roman Senate decrees, and Ancient Greece. I am hitting the dictionary hard for these days.

Let's use these great words in real life: I am the usufructurary of my parent's house this weekend while they are in San Diego. Or: May I usufruct the car tonight, roomie?

Class dismissed. That was too much fun.

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