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cohabit

[koh-hab-it] /koʊˈhæb ɪt/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; < Late Latin cohabitāre, equivalent to co- co- + habitāre to have possession, abide (frequentative of habēre to have, own)
Related forms
cohabitant, cohabiter, noun
cohabitation, noun
noncohabitation, noun
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Examples for cohabiting
  • Nearly half of all cohabiting couples have children in the household.
British Dictionary definitions for cohabiting

cohabit

/kəʊˈhæbɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to live together as husband and wife, esp without being married
Derived Forms
cohabitee, cohabitant, cohabiter, noun
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin, from Latin co- together + habitāre to live
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Word Origin and History for cohabiting
cohabit
euphemism since c.1530 to describe a couple living together without benefit of marriage (see habitation).
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