inhabitancy

[ in-hab-i-tn-see ]
/ ɪnˈhæb ɪ tn si /

noun, plural in·hab·it·an·cies.

place of residence; habitation.
residency; occupancy.

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Also in·hab·it·ance .

Origin of inhabitancy

First recorded in 1675–85; inhabit(ant) + -ancy

OTHER WORDS FROM inhabitancy

non·in·hab·it·ance, nounnon·in·hab·it·an·cy, noun, plural non·in·hab·it·an·cies.
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Example sentences from the Web for inhabitancy

  • The Distance from the inhabitance is about seventy miles, as we conceave by our Journeys.

    Legends of Loudoun|Harrison Williams