- Occupation Oc`cu*pa"tion, n. [L. occupatio: cf. F.
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. [1913 Webster +PJC]
3. Specfically: 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]
Absence of occupation is not rest. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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