Besetzung

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Etymology[edit]

From besetzen (to place, fill, occupy) +‎ -ung. Compare Dutch bezetting (occupation).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bəˈzɛtsʊŋ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Besetzung f (genitive Besetzung, plural Besetzungen)

  1. occupation; invasion (of a country)
  2. squat (occupation of a building without permission)
  3. (theater, film) cast; casting

Usage notes[edit]

  • (occupation): A slight distinction is usually made between Besetzung and Besatzung of a country. The former is the act of invading and occupying, while Besatzung is the continued foreign military rule over a certain period of time.

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