From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Occupancy \Oc"cu*pan*cy\, n. [See Occupant.]
   1. The act of taking or holding possession, especially of
      real property or rental property; possession; occupation.
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   2. The state or condition of being occupied; as, occupancy by
      more than 250 people is dangerous and unlawful.

   3. The period of time during which one occupies a property.

   Title by occupancy (Law), a right of property acquired by
      taking the first possession of a thing, or possession of a
      thing which belonged to nobody, and appropriating it.
      --Blackstone. Kent.
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