cohabit

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verb co·hab·it \(ˌ)kō-ˈha-bət\

Definition of cohabit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to live together as or as if a married couple <They cohabited in a small apartment.>

  3. 2a :  to live together or in company <buffaloes cohabiting with crossbred cows — Biol. Abstracts>b :  to exist together < … two strains in his philosophy … cohabit in each of his major works. — Justus Buchler> <So riches seemed to provoke their own discomfort, and affluence cohabited with anxiety. — Simon Schama>

cohabitant

play \-bə-tənt\ noun

cohabitation

play \(ˌ)kō-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of cohabit in a sentence

  1. They cohabited in a small apartment in the city.

Origin and Etymology of cohabit

Late Latin cohabitare, from Latin co- + habitare to inhabit, from frequentative of habēre to have — more at give


First Known Use: circa 1530


COHABIT Defined for English Language Learners

cohabit

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verb co·hab·it \(ˌ)kō-ˈha-bət\

Definition of cohabit for English Language Learners

  • : to live together and have a sexual relationship


Law Dictionary

cohabit

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intransitive verb co·hab·it \kō-ˈha-bət\

Legal Definition of cohabit

  1. :  to live together as a married couple or in the manner of a married couple

cohabitation

\kō-ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\ play noun


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