Definition of multi-occupy in English:

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[with object] (usually as adjective multi-occupied)
Occupy (a building) as one of a number of independent occupants or families of occupants, typically as tenants: a multi-occupied house
More example sentences
  • In multi-occupied houses, ballot papers will lie scattered across the whole floor to be picked up by anyone, while in some households, senior family members may exercise undue influence upon the way in which others cast their votes.
  • There is a wide variety of commercial premises in Ireland today including multi-occupied office buildings, hotels, shopping centres, pubs and restaurants.



Example sentences
  • In the Edinburgh area houses suitable for multi-occupancy, for example any property with more than two bedrooms requires to be licensed with the local authority.
  • Yesterday in the neighbourhood, a local man, who asked not to be identified, said much of the area consisted of multi-occupancy and boarding houses, with some private houses.
  • Hackney has a high turnover of population and many houses in multi-occupancy.


Example sentences
  • The Liberal Democrat campaigns chief, who knows the north west well, agrees that homes in multi-occupation, especially in areas such as Manchester, where there is a high population of students, are especially vulnerable.
  • First stop along Rochdale Road, where the outer fringe of the city centre melds into Collyhurst, crumbling old warehouses, some empty, some in multi-occupation, are fronted by rubble-strewn vacant land.
  • There is all the angst and conflict of the close confines of multi-occupation living and constant disagreements between neighbours - hence all the barking.

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