inhabitancy
noun Date: 1681 inhabitation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inhabitancy — index abode, address, domicile, habitation (act of inhabiting), inhabitation (act of dwelling in), lodging, nationality, occupancy …   Law dictionary

  • inhabitancy — [in hab′i tən sē] n. pl. inhabitancies 1. an inhabiting or being inhabited 2. place of residence; home; dwelling: Also Obs. inhabitance …   English World dictionary

  • Inhabitancy — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhabitancy — /in hab i tn see/, n., pl. inhabitancies. 1. place of residence; habitation. 2. residency; occupancy. Also, inhabitance. [1675 85; INHABIT(ANT) + ANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inhabitancy — noun The condition of inhabiting or of being inhabited; occupancy …   Wiktionary

  • inhabitancy — n. residence, place where one lives; term of residence, occupancy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inhabitancy — in·hab·i·tan·cy …   English syllables

  • inhabitancy — /ɪnˈhæbətənsi/ (say in habuhtuhnsee) noun (plural inhabitancies) residence as an inhabitant. Also, inhabitance …   Australian English dictionary

  • inhabitancy — A term, the meaning of which may vary according to the context in which it appears. Literally, the state or condition of an inhabitant. For some purposes, a dwelling house. For other purposes, domicil or legal residence. Thayer v Boston, 124 Mass …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • inhabitancy — n. (also inhabitance) residence as an inhabitant, esp. during a specified period so as to acquire rights etc …   Useful english dictionary

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