And I thank him for standing beside us against the Syrian occupier.
A place where the impact of 45 years of daily, grinding, ugly occupation—on both occupied and occupier—is worth nary a word.
But Obama dialed back that sort of talk once he changed from opposition candidate to occupier in chief.
For the occupier, victory means subjugation of the ruling authority to its will.
Never mind that legally, public property in occupied territory should serve the local public, not the occupier.
The proposer, Curwen, sought merely to legalize the killing of game started on ground farmed by the occupier.
The State authority was to be the purchaser, and the occupier was to be the proprietor.
Under the old régime the landlord used to pay one-half of the poor rate and the occupier the other half.
It was a house which typified the drearier tenets of its occupier with great exactness.
He told her his address, but not his name, and she could not send the card to "occupier."
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.