The ICJ ruled in 2004 that the separation barrier between Israel and the occupied West Bank was illegal, but it is still standing.
They occupied the building's lobby, determined to make their way to the offices of IDB Holdings.
Cedric has occupied a consistent if slightly low-key existence in Hollywood since 1992.
Under Catherine, Russian settlements pushed all the way east into Alaska, the most valuable land Russia has occupied.
The top of the masthead has been occupied by four people in the last five years.
In the early part of the period he occupied a very lowly place.
Between them, his days and nights were occupied to crowding.
As to the serving out of the food, that occupied only one act.
The Jews have crossed the river Jordan and have occupied Palestine.
The care of her two children, to whom she was devoted, occupied her seriously.
late 15c., past participle adjective from occupy (v.). Of countries overrun by others, from 1940, originally with reference to France.
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.