1. The act of taking or holding possession, especially of real property or rental property; possession; occupation.
Title by occupancy Law, a right of property acquired by taking the first possession of a thing, or possession of a thing which belonged to nobody, and appropriating it.
n 1: an act of being a tenant or occupant [syn: tenancy]
2: the act of occupying or taking possession of a building;
"occupation of a building without a certificate of
occupancy is illegal" [syn: occupation, taking
possession, moving in]