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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

  • But other tokens of inhabitancy—or even of existence—in their path, the travellers found none.

    Tales from Blackwood


  • Show me a citizen actually in a State, then the intent to remain fixes his inhabitancy.

  • According to these words, the three qualifications are age, citizenship, and inhabitancy of the State he assumes to represent.

  • As loyalty is more important than age or citizenship or inhabitancy, it has been put under the solemn safeguard of an oath.

  • But as we proceed southward into the State of Washington, we find more and more evidences of cultivation and inhabitancy.

    The Columbia River

    William Denison Lyman