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habitancy

[hab-i-tn-see]
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noun, plural hab·i·tan·cies.
  1. the act or fact of inhabiting; inhabitancy.
  2. the total number of inhabitants; population.
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Origin of habitancy

First recorded in 1785–95; habit(ant)1 + -ancy
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Historical Examples

  • It was full of light, and had the look of habitancy about it; but I saw no folk.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • He provided for the cure of the wounded, the habitancy of the houseless, the provision of the destitute.