Etymology
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occupation (n.)

early 14c., "fact of holding or possessing;" mid-14c., "a being employed in something," also "a particular action," from Old French occupacion "pursuit, work, employment; occupancy, occupation" (12c.), from Latin occupationem (nominative occupatio) "a taking possession; business, employment," noun of action from past-participle stem of occupare (see occupy). Meaning "employment, business in which one engages" is late 14c. That of "condition of being held and ruled by troops of another country" is from 1940.

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Definitions of occupation

occupation (n.)
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;
Synonyms: business / job / line of work / line
occupation (n.)
the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power;
Synonyms: military control
occupation (n.)
any activity that occupies a person's attention;
he missed the bell in his occupation with the computer game
occupation (n.)
the act of occupying or taking possession of a building;
occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal
Synonyms: occupancy / moving in
occupation (n.)
the period of time during which a place or position or nation is occupied;
during the German occupation of Paris
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