U"til*ize(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Utilized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Utilizing (?).] [Cf. F. utiliser.] To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities.
In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . . dungeons.Hawthorne.
U`ti pos`si*de"tis(?). [L., as you possess.]
(Internat. Law) The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war.
Brande & C.
(Roman Law) A species of interdict granted to one who was in possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor.
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