habitation

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noun hab·i·ta·tion \ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of habitation

  1. 1 :  the act of inhabiting :  occupancy not fit for human habitation

  2. 2 :  a dwelling place

  3. 3 :  settlement, colony

Examples of habitation in a sentence

  1. The house was not fit for human habitation.

  2. a wilderness area with few habitations

Origin and Etymology of habitation

Middle English habitacioun, from Anglo-French habitaciun, from Latin habitation-, habitatio, from habitare to inhabit, frequentative of habēre


First Known Use: 14th century


HABITATION Defined for English Language Learners

habitation

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noun hab·i·ta·tion \ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of habitation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of living in a place

  • : a place where someone lives


HABITATION Defined for Kids

habitation

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noun hab·i·ta·tion \ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of habitation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of living in a place The house is fit for habitation.

  2. 2 :  a place to live


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habitation

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noun hab·i·ta·tion \ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən\

Legal Definition of habitation

  1. 1a :  the act of occupying or inhabiting b in the civil law of Louisiana :  the right of a person to dwell in the house of another

  2. 2 :  a dwelling place



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