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inhabitancy

[in-hab-i-tn-see]
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noun, plural in·hab·it·an·cies.
  1. place of residence; habitation.
  2. residency; occupancy.
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Also in·hab·it·ance.

Origin of inhabitancy

First recorded in 1675–85; inhabit(ant) + -ancy
Related formsnon·in·hab·it·ance, nounnon·in·hab·it·an·cy, noun, plural non·in·hab·it·an·cies.
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Historical Examples

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

    Legends of Loudoun

    Harrison Williams