[ in-hab-i-tn-see ]
/ ɪnˈhæb ɪ tn si /
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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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How to use inhabitancy in a sentence

  • Look where one might about the place, there were evidences of his presence, of his dominant inhabitance.

    Where the Trail Divides|Will Lillibridge
  • He hed no pashence with em, and believed suthin shood be done to rid the community uv sich yooseless inhabitance.

    Swingin Round the Cirkle.|Petroleum V. Nasby
  • The Distance from the inhabitance is about seventy miles, as we conceave by our Journeys.

    Legends of Loudoun|Harrison Williams