Inhabitance
Inhabitance In*hab"it*ance, Inhabitancy In*hab"it*an*cy, n. 1. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy. [1913 Webster]

Ruins yet resting in the wild moors testify a former inhabitance. --Carew. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy. [1913 Webster]


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