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habitant


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Habitant  \Hab`it*ant\,  n.  [F.  habitant.  See  {Habit},  v.  t.] 
  1.  An  inhabitant;  a  dweller.  --Milton.  Pope. 
 
  2.  [F.  pron.]  An  inhabitant  or  resident;  --  a  name  applied  to 
  and  denoting  farmers  of  French  descent  or  origin  in 
  Canada,  especially  in  the  Province  of  Quebec;  --  usually 
  in  plural. 
 
  The  habitants  or  cultivators  of  the  soil.  --Parkman.