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.
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.