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inhabitancy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Ruins  yet  resting  in  the  wild  moors  testify  a  former 
  inhabitance.  --Carew. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhabitancy 
  n  :  the  act  of  inhabiting  [syn:  {inhabitation},  {habitation}] 




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