[ koh-hab-it ]
/ koʊˈhæb ɪt /
verb (used without object)
to live together as if married, usually without legal or religious sanction.
to live together in an intimate relationship.
to dwell with another or share the same place, as different species of animals.
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Origin of cohabit
1520–30; <Late Latin cohabitāre, equivalent to co-co- + habitāre to have possession, abide (frequentative of habēre to have, own)
OTHER WORDS FROM cohabitco·hab·it·ant, co·hab·it·er, nounco·hab·i·ta·tion, nounnon·co·hab·i·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cohabit
/ (kəʊˈhæbɪt) /
(intr) to live together as husband and wife, esp without being married
Derived forms of cohabitcohabitee, cohabitant or cohabiter, noun
Word Origin for cohabit
C16: via Late Latin, from Latin co- together + habitāre to live
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