French. vb. To take, to seize. In land contracts, profits a prendre are the right to take something out of the soil. Rightfully taken from the soil. 5 Adol. & E. 764; Nev. & P. 172; 4 Pick. (Mass.) 145. This is to be distinguished from an easement which is a right to use the land itself but not to take anything from the soil.