What does the word occupancy mean?

Usage examples for occupancy

  1. His occupancy was the usual one of the country and in accordance with the primitive habits of the people. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. The opposition soon came to naught, and the house was left to our peaceable occupancy. – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  3. During the last month or so of its occupancy, the number of the birds was apparently subject to sudden and wide fluctuations, and it seemed not unlikely that travelers from the north were making a temporary use of the well- known resort. – The Foot-path Way by Bradford Torrey