- The right of using and enjoying the profits of an estate or other thing belonging to another, without impairing the substance.
- I bequeath my farm to my son John, subject to a in favour of my wife Mary, until her death or remarriage. (John acquires the farm and Mary acquires the usufruct income from the farm).
Etymology: usus et fructus; usus fructusque; ususfructus: to use and enjoy the fruits.
- French: usufruit
- German: Nieíčbrauch , Nutznieíčung
- Spanish: usufructo
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