1) To employ oneself in, to exercise a craft or trade.

1417 if any man come fra other cites or tounes and will occupy here in this cite in girdelercrafte als a maister he sall pay at his first setting up of his shoppe xs, York

1428 charged hym that he suld noght occupy in bying nor in selling, York

1487 haith occupied within the Citie as a fraunchest man in his craft of glasier, York.

places York
dates 1417 1428 1487

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