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OCCUPA'TION, n. L. occupatio.

1. The act of taking possession.
2. Possession a holding or keeping tenure use as lands in the occupation of AB.
3. That which engages the time and attention employment business. He devotes to study all the time that his other occupations will permit.
4. The principal business of one's life vocation calling trade the business which a man follows to procure a living or obtain wealth. Agriculture, manufactures and commerce furnish the most general occupations of life. Painting, statuary, music, are agreeable occupations. Men not engaged in some useful occupation commonly fall into vicious courses.

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Entry for 'Occupation'. King James Dictionary.

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