[hab-i-tood, -tyood]


customary condition or character: a healthy mental habitude.
a habit or custom: traditional habitudes of kindliness and courtesy.
Obsolete. familiar relationship.

Nearby words

  1. habitual abortion,
  2. habitually,
  3. habituate,
  4. habituated,
  5. habituation,
  6. habitue,
  7. habitus,
  8. habitué,
  9. haboob,
  10. habor

Origin of habitude

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin habitūdō. See habit1, -tude

Related formshab·i·tu·di·nal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for habitude



rare habit or tendency
Derived Formshabitudinal, adjective

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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.).

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