Occupancy in building construction and building codes is the use or intended use of a building or part thereof for the shelter or support of persons, animals or property. A closely related meaning is the number of units in such a building that are rented or leased, or otherwise in-use. The lack of occupancy in this sense is a vacancy.
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... from the Latin words sedes or "seat", and vacans or "vacant") is the position, held by a minority of Traditionalist Catholics, that the present occupant of ... the Latin phrase sede vacante, which literally means "the seat being vacant", specifically in the context of the vacancy of the Holy See ... the see of Rome, occupied by what they declare to be an illegitimate pope, was really vacant, some have chosen an alternative pope of their own, and thus in their view ended the vacancy of the see, and are known ...
... Vacant 1935 After Oakeley retired due to injury Bill Garnon 1935 ... London, England M ... Fazal 1937 ... Alan Muir 1938 ... Michael O'Leary 1939 ... Vacant Michael O'Leary was killed during the outbreak of the war, he died undefeated ... Vacant 1950 After Assirati left for India ...
... By 1953, the congregation had outgrown the small church, which had room for only 100 parishioners ... A new St ...
1) (Vacant), Bishop and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint George in El Rozaiquat, Central Egypt. 2) (Vacant), Bishop and Abbot of the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great in Barstow, California, United States ... (Vacant after the death of Bishop Karas in 2002) 3) (Vacant), Metropolitan Archbishop of the Holy Metropolis of Toulon and all France Primate of The French Coptic Orthodox Church ...
Famous quotes containing the word vacant:
“Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,
Remembers me of all his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;
Then have I reason to be fond of grief.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Life is a long Dardenelles, My Dear Madam, the shores whereof are bright with flowers, which we want to pluck, but the bank is too high; & so we float on & on, hoping to come to a landing-place at lastbut swoop! we launch into the great sea! Yet the geographers say, even then we must not despair, because across the great sea, however desolate & vacant it may look, lie all Persia & the delicious lands roundabout Damascus.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“I fairly confess that, acting as nature and simplicity dictated, no sooner did I see the once loved bosom of my Ferdinand free from those deformed demons which had crept in and filled up the vacant space, than beholding my natural home once more the seat of innocence and truth, my heart joyfully danced into its delightful abode.”
—Sarah Fielding (17101768)