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The legal term usufruct right is derived from ancient Roman law and means the temporary right to use to the property of another as long as the nature of the property is unchanged. In terms of natural resources, when a landholder gives or sells the usufruct rights to another person, that person may use the resources on the land in various ways, including planting and harvesting crops, grazing livestock, and collecting forest products. Usufruct rights refer to levels of control a person has over property, while not owning the property. In addition to usufruct, or use rights, other levels of control a person might have over property include the right of exclusion (the right to prevent other people from using the resource) and the right ...

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