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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cohabit 
  v  :  room  or  live  together;  usually  said  of  two  people  who  are 
  not  married  [syn:  {shack  up}] 




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