cohabit

[koh-hab-it]
verb (used without object)
1.
to live together as if married, usually without legal or religious sanction.
2.
to live together in an intimate relationship.
3.
to dwell with another or share the same place, as different species of animals.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin cohabitāre, equivalent to co- co- + habitāre to have possession, abide (frequentative of habēre to have, own)

cohabitant, cohabiter, noun
cohabitation, noun
noncohabitation, noun
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cohabit (kəʊˈhæbɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to live together as husband and wife, esp without being married
 
[C16: via Late Latin, from Latin co- together + habitāre to live]
 
cohabi'tee
 
n
 
co'habitant
 
n
 
co'habiter
 
n

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cohabit
euphemism since c.1530 to describe a couple living together without benefit of marriage (see habitation).
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