habitation

noun hab·i·ta·tion \ ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of habitation

1 : the act of inhabiting : occupancy
  • not fit for human habitation
2 : a dwelling place

Examples of habitation in a Sentence

  1. The house was not fit for human habitation.

  2. a wilderness area with few habitations

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Origin and Etymology of habitation

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


HABITATION Defined for English Language Learners

habitation

noun

Definition of habitation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of living in a place

  • : a place where someone lives


HABITATION Defined for Kids

habitation

noun hab·i·ta·tion \ ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən \

Definition of habitation for Students

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

Law Dictionary

habitation

noun hab·i·ta·tion \ ˌha-bə-ˈtā-shən \

legal Definition of habitation

1 a : 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 : a dwelling place


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