Other definitions for habitant (2 of 2)
a French settler in Canada or Louisiana, or a descendant of one, especially a farmer.
Canadian. a Canadian of French speech and culture, especially one residing in the province of Quebec.
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How to use habitant in a sentence
At that name the church became still, and the dullest habitant listened intently.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Priest and seigneur, habitant and coureur-de-bois were one and all difficult to fit into accepted English ways.The Canadian Dominion | Oscar D. Skelton
The French habitant crossed himself, and the Saxon cursed his luck; and no one solved the mystery.Kings in Exile | Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
He met them at their convivial gatherings, he heard the chanson sung by voyageurs, and the "habitant" caught his fancy.The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists | George Bryce
Cum copiis quas habitant per Tyrolensem ditionem incedenti occurrere et Alpium transitum impedire.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV | J. H. Merle D'Aubign
British Dictionary definitions for habitant
a less common word for inhabitant
(ˈhæbɪtənt, French abitɑ̃)
an early French settler in Canada or Louisiana, esp a small farmer
a descendant of these settlers, esp a farmer
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