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English definition of “have occasion to do sth”

have occasion to do sth

formal
to need to do something: Of course, as a teacher I had authority, but rarely did I have occasion to use it.Essential or necessary
(Definition of have occasion to do sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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