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From occupō.


occupātio f (genitive occupātiōnis); third declension

  1. seizing, occupying (taking possession)
  2. occupation, employment
  3. (figurative) trouble, unrest
  4. duty, obligation


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative occupātiō occupātiōnēs
genitive occupātiōnis occupātiōnum
dative occupātiōnī occupātiōnibus
accusative occupātiōnem occupātiōnēs
ablative occupātiōne occupātiōnibus
vocative occupātiō occupātiōnēs

Derived terms[edit]



  • occupatio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • occupatio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “occupatio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • occupatio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the study of belles-lettres; literary pursuits: litterarum studium or tractatio (not occupatio)
  • occupatio in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • occupatio in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin