Lat. In the civil law. One who had the usufruct of a thing; i. e., theuse of the fruits, profits, or increase, as of land or animals. Inst. 2, 1, 36, 38. Braetonapplies it to a lessee, fermor, or farmer of land, or one who held lands ad firmam, for afarm or term. Bract fol. 261.