Antonyms for occupiers

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ok-yuh-pahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒk yəˌpaɪ

Definition of occupiers

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "to take possession of," also "to take up space or time, employ (someone)," irregularly borrowed from Old French occuper "occupy (a person or place), hold, seize" (13c.) or directly from Latin occupare "take over, seize, take into possession, possess, occupy," from ob "over" (see ob-) + intensive form of capere "to grasp, seize" (see capable). The final syllable of the English word is difficult to explain, but it is as old as the record; perhaps from a modification made in Anglo-French. During 16c.-17c. a common euphemism for "have sexual intercourse with" (sense attested from early 15c.), which caused it to fall from polite usage.
  • "A captaine? Gods light these villaines wil make the word as odious as the word occupy, which was an excellent good worde before it was il sorted." [Doll Tearsheet in "2 Henry IV"]
  • Related: Occupied; occupying.
  • As in inhabitant : noun person who is resident of habitation
  • As in occupant : noun person who resides in a place
  • As in tenant : noun person who leases a place
  • As in possessor : noun owner
Example sentences :
  • It can only be from the occupiers of the soil, and other inhabitants of the country.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847. » by Various
  • The Transvaal was a territory which was no longer defended by its occupiers.
  • Extract from : « South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6) » by Louis Creswicke
  • But the present occupiers have taken no hints from the natives.
  • Extract from : « Our Italy » by Charles Dudley Warner
  • Everyone was equal under their occupiers, their tormentors, and their slave masters.
  • Extract from : « After the Rain » by Sam Vaknin
  • But does he mean by this to benefit the occupiers of the soil?
  • Extract from : « Domesday Book and Beyond » by Frederic William Maitland
  • This is still shown to visitors by the occupiers of the house.
  • Extract from : « Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2) » by William Howitt
  • The man and the occupiers of this house are said to be still at large!
  • Extract from : « British Secret Service During the Great War » by Nicholas Everitt
  • These English occupiers are mad Trojans: let a man pay them never so much, theyll give him nothing but the bag.
  • Extract from : « The Mermaid Series. Edited by H. Ellis. The best plays of the old dramatists. Thomas Dekker. Edited, with an introduction and notes by Ernest Rhys. » by Thomas Dekker
  • It was evident that he was intimate with the occupiers of Hurstley Hall.
  • Extract from : « Endymion » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • The franchise to be possessed by occupiers of tenements of the value of 25.
  • Extract from : « The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. » by E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

Synonyms for occupiers

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