Inhabitation
Inhabitation In*hab`i*ta"tion, n. [L. inhabitatio a dwelling.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling. [1913 Webster]

The inhabitation of the Holy Ghost. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

2. Abode; place of dwelling; residence. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Population; inhabitants. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The beginning of nations and of the world's inhabitation. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]


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  • inhabitation — ⇒INHABITATION, subst. fém. I. [Le préf. a une valeur privative] Rare. État d un local, d un lieu qui n est pas habité. Les maisons se dégradent par l inhabitation (LITTRÉ). II. [Le préf. a une valeur locative] THÉOL. Présence de l Esprit Saint ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inhabitation — [in hab΄i tā′shən] n. 〚ME inhabitacioun < LL inhabitatio〛 an inhabiting or being inhabited * * * See inhabitability. * * * …   Universalium

  • inhabitation — I (act of dwelling in) noun dwelling, habitancy, habitation, inhabitancy, living, lodging, lodgment, occupancy, occupation, sojourn, stay, tenancy, tenantry II (place of dwelling) noun abode, asylum, domicile, domicilium, dwelling, dwelling place …   Law dictionary

  • inhabitation — [in hab΄i tā′shən] n. [ME inhabitacioun < LL inhabitatio] an inhabiting or being inhabited …   English World dictionary

  • inhabitation — (i na bi ta sion) s. f. Non habitation. Les maisons se dégradent par l inhabitation. ÉTYMOLOGIE    In.... 1, et habitation …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inhabitation — inhabit ► VERB (inhabited, inhabiting) ▪ live in or occupy. DERIVATIVES inhabitable adjective inhabitation noun. ORIGIN Latin inhabitare, from habitare dwell …   English terms dictionary

  • inhabitation — noun the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men) he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony • Syn: ↑inhabitancy, ↑habitation • Derivationally related forms: ↑inhabit, ↑inhabit (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • inhabitation — noun Date: 15th century the act of inhabiting ; the state of being inhabited …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inhabitation — noun a) The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling. b) Abode; place of dwelling; residence …   Wiktionary

  • inhabitation — n. act of living or residing in; state of being inhabited …   English contemporary dictionary

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