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inhabitancy

or inhabitance

[in-hab-i-tn-see] /ɪnˈhæb ɪ tn si/
noun, plural inhabitancies.
1.
place of residence; habitation.
2.
residency; occupancy.
Origin of inhabitancy
1675-1685
1675-85; inhabit(ant) + -ancy
Related forms
noninhabitance, noun
noninhabitancy, noun, plural noninhabitancies.
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  • The Distance from the inhabitance is about seventy miles, as we conceave by our Journeys.

    Legends of Loudoun Harrison Williams

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