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Meaning of COHABIT

Pronunciation:  kow'habit

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  room or live together; usually said of two people who are not married

COHABIT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: shack up
 See Also: domicile, domiciliate, dwell, inhabit, live, miscegenate, people, populate, reside, shack



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co*hab"it\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cohabited}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Cohabiting}.] [L. cohabitare; co- + habitare to
dwell, to have possession of (a place), freg. of habere to
have. See {Habit}, n. & v.]
1. To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or

         The Philistines were worsted by the captived ark . .
         . : they were not able to cohabit with that holy
         thing.                                --South.

2. To dwell or live together as husband and wife.

         The law presumes that husband and wife cohabit
         together, even after a voluntary separation has
         taken place between them.             --Bouvier.

Note: By the common law as existing in the United States,
      marriage is presumed when a man and woman cohabit
      permanently together, being reputed by those who know
      them to be husband and wife, and admitting the
      relationship. --Wharton.

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