Cohabit 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 country. [1913 Webster]

The Philistines were worsted by the captived ark . . . : they were not able to cohabit with that holy thing. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. To dwell or live together as husband and wife. [1913 Webster]

The law presumes that husband and wife cohabit together, even after a voluntary separation has taken place between them. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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