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Definition of 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

The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind.
Ernst Mach

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

Citizenship is a tough occupation which obliges the citizen to make his own informed opinion and stand by it.
Martha Gellhorn

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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