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Main Entry: 1use
Etymology: Middle English us, from Old French, from Latin usus, from uti to use
Date: 13th century
1 a : the act or practice of employing something :EMPLOYMENT, APPLICATION b : the fact or state of being used c : a method or manner of employing or applying something
2 a (1) : habitual or customary usage (2) : an individual habit or group custom b : a liturgical form or observance; especially : a liturgy having modifications peculiar to a local church or religious order
3 a : the privilege or benefit of using something b : the ability or power to use something (as a limb or faculty) c : the legal enjoyment of property that consists in its employment, occupation, exercise, or practice
4 a : a particular service or end b : the quality of being suitable for employment c : the occasion or need to employ
5 a : the benefit in law of one or more persons; specifically : the benefit or profit of property established in one other than the legal possessor b : a legal arrangement by which such benefits and profits are so established
6 : a favorable attitude :LIKING
a. The act of using; the application or employment of something for a purpose: with the use of a calculator; skilled in the use of the bow and arrow.
b. The condition or fact of being used: a chair in regular use.
2. The manner of using; usage: learned the proper use of power tools.
a. The permission, privilege, or benefit of using something: gave us the use of their summerhouse.
b. The power or ability to use something: lost the use of one arm.
4. The need or occasion to use or employ: have no use for these old clothes.
5. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end; usefulness: tried to be of use in the kitchen.
6. A purpose for which something is used: a tool with several uses; a pretty bowl, but of what use is it?
7. Gain or advantage; good: There's no use in discussing it. What's the use?
8. Accustomed or usual procedure or practice.
a. Enjoyment of property, as by occupying or exercising it.
b. The benefit or profit of lands and tenements of which the legal title and possession are vested in another.
c. The arrangement establishing the equitable right to such benefits and profits.
10. A liturgical form practiced in a particular church, ecclesiastical district, or community.
11. Obsolete. Usual occurrence or experience.
"USE" OF WMD DISTINGUISHED FROM MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, THREAT TO USE, IN A FEDERAL CRIMINAL STATUTE
Subsection (a)(3) shall not apply in any case involving both a threat to use any weapon,
agent, or material covered by this guideline and the possession of that weapon, agent, or
material. In such a case, possession of the weapon, agent, or material is conduct
evidencing an intent to use that weapon, agent, or material.
"USE" OF WMD DISTINGUISHED FROM "THREATENED USE"
"Possession, developing, manufacturing, producing, transferring, acquiring or retaining any weapon of mass destruction" distinguished in criminal statute from "use" of WMD (2 separate criminal offenses defined by statute in California Penal Code)