have occasion to (do something)(redirected from had occasion to)
have occasion to (do something)
To have a reason, requirement, or motivation to do something. Now that I work closer to home, I don't have occasion to go to that side of town very often.
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have occasion to do something(formal) have a reason or need to do something: If you ever have occasion to visit Zurich, you will always be welcome to stay with us.
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