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Definition of Occupation

Occupation

  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; the principal business of one's life; vocation; employment; calling; trade.

Occupation Quotations

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
Thomas Jefferson

Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.
Peter Drucker

It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Thomas Jefferson

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
Robert Baden-Powell

Why should Iran have a deterrent strategy? Well, it's surrounded by hostile enemies. Both of its borders have been under occupation by a hostile superpower, the United States, which is constantly violating the U.N. charter by leaving open what they call the saying, 'all options are open' - meaning the threat of war.
Noam Chomsky
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Occupation Translations

occupation in Afrikaans is beroep
occupation in Dutch is handwerk, beroep, ambacht
occupation in Italian is professione, occupazione, lavoro, arte
occupation in Latin is negotium
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