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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... 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 papal see is ... Latin phrase sede vacante, which literally means "the seat being vacant", specifically in the context of the vacancy of the Holy See ... 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 sometimes as "conclavists ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "vacant":
- (adj): Without an occupant or incumbent.
Example: "The throne is never vacant"
Famous quotes containing the word vacant:
“Your honesty is not to be based either on religion or policy. Both your religion and policy must be based on it. Your honesty must be based, as the sun is, in vacant heaven; poised, as the lights in the firmament, which have rule over the day and over the night.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“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)
“O dark dark dark. They all go into the dark,
The vacant interstellar spaces, the vacant into the vacant,
The captains, merchant bankers, eminent men of letters,
The generous patrons of art, the statesmen and the rulers,
Distinguished civil servants, chairmen of many committees,
Industrial lords and petty contractors, all go into the dark....”
—T.S. (Thomas Stearns)