- customary condition or character: a healthy mental habitude.
- a habit or custom: traditional habitudes of kindliness and courtesy.
- Obsolete. familiar relationship.
Origin of habitude
Examples from the Web for habitude
Mrs. Maxim, according to the habitude of her sex, led in the conversation.Dynamite Stories
I have the habitude of the languages; they count me an expert.Faithful Margaret
He was vain of his experiments in profligacy, but they never grew to habitude.The Life of Lord Byron
Such is the fearlessness, the insensibility to danger, which men acquire by the habitude of constant risk.Astoria
He steeped himself in this bath of habitude, to which artificial regrets insinuated a tonic quality.Against The Grain
- rare habit or tendency
Word Origin and History for habitude
"custom, habit," c.1400, from Old French habitude (14c.), from Latin habitudinem (nominative habitudo) "condition, appearance, habit," from past participle stem of habere (see habit (n.)). Related: Habitudinal (late 14c.).