vacant [vā′kənt]
[OFr < L vacans, prp. of vacare, to be empty]
1. having nothing in it, as a space; devoid of contents; empty; void
2. not held, filled, or occupied, as a position or office
3. having no occupant [a vacant seat]
4. untenanted, as a room or house
5. not filled with activity or work; free; leisure [vacant time]
a) having or showing emptiness of mind or lack of intelligence, interest, thought, etc.
b) empty of thought: said of the mind
7. Law
a) unoccupied or unused, as land
b) having no claimant, as an estate or succession
c) not yet granted, as public lands

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  • vacant — va·cant adj 1: not filled or occupied 2 a: not put to use vacant land b: having no heir or claimant a vacant estate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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