Occupation

Definition of Occupation

Oc`cu`pa´tion
n.1.The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.
2.That which occupies or engages the time and attention.
3.The principal business of one's life; the principal work by which one earns one's livelihood; vocation; employment; profession; calling; trade; avocation; as, these days many people continue to practice their occupation well into their seventies.
Absence of occupation is not rest.
- Cowper.
Occupation bridge
(Engin.) a bridge connecting the parts of an estate separated by a railroad, a canal, or an ordinary road.

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