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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

No one has the right to ignite a war and lead an occupation and armies to conquer people, invading them and make them suffer all kinds of torture, murder, expulsion, displacement, bombing and terrorism by different lethal prohibited weapons and then come and speak as the savior of the people or a defender of their rights.
Muqtada al Sadr

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

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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