Definition of habitant

1 \ ˈha-​bə-​tənt How to pronounce ˈha-bə-tənt (audio) \ : inhabitant, resident
2 \ ˌ(h)a-​bi-​ˈtäⁿ How to pronounce ˌ(h)a-bi-ˈtäⁿ (audio) \ or less commonly habitan \ ˌ(h)a-​bi-​ˈtäⁿ How to pronounce habitan (audio) \ : a settler or descendant of a settler of French origin working as a farmer in Canada

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denizen, dweller, inhabitant, inhabiter, occupant, resident, resider, tenant



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Examples of habitant in a Sentence

the habitants of Indiana are nicknamed “Hoosiers”

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Its walls completely enclose the living area so as to protect its habitants from the elements! Jay Willis, GQ, "Republicans Are Terrified of What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Started," 2 July 2018 The early-morning habitants have presented an unsafe environment to BART and Muni employees who open the stations or report to work early. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "Something new coming to BART’s Market Street stations. Patience required," 27 June 2018 Opened in February, the cabane has already received gushing accolades from restaurant critics for its gastronomic take on classic habitant fare. Elizabeth Warkentin, BostonGlobe.com, "Quaint sugaring experiences in Quebec," 4 Apr. 2018 According to theDepartmental Observatory for Violence against Women, 36,000 habitants in Seine-Saint- Denis between the ages of 15 and 59 have been subject to domestic violence. Alice Gayraud, Marie Claire, "La Maison des Femmes," 10 Mar. 2018 Federal domestic abuse law can prohibit current or former spouses, co-parents and current and former co-habitants from possessing guns. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "Pelosi’s claim the House GOP is ‘inviting’ violent criminals to carry concealed weapons," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of habitant

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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