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inhabitant


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhabitant  \In*hab"it*ant\,  n.  [L.  inhabitans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  inhabitare.] 
  1.  One  who  dwells  or  resides  permanently  in  a  place  as 
  distinguished  from  a  transient  lodger  or  visitor;  as  an 
  inhabitant  of  a  house,  a  town,  a  city,  county,  or  state. 
  ``Frail  inhabitants  of  earth.''  --Cowper. 
 
  In  this  place  they  report  that  they  saw  inhabitants 
  which  were  very  fair  and  fat  people.  --Abp.  Abbot. 
 
  2.  (Law)  One  who  has  a  legal  settlement  in  a  town,  city,  or 
  parish;  a  permanent  resident. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhabitant 
  n  :  a  person  who  lives  in  a  particular  place  [syn:  {dweller},  {denizen}] 




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