Definitions for cohabitation

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•hab•itkoʊˈhæb ɪt(v.i.)

  1. to live together as husband and wife, usu. 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 of cohabit:

1520–30; < LL cohabitāre <co-co - +habitāre to have possession, freq. of habēre to have


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cohabitation(noun)

    the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)


  1. cohabitation(Noun)

    An emotional and physical intimate relationship which includes a common living place and which exists without legal or religious sanction.

  2. cohabitation(Noun)

    The act of living together.

  3. cohabitation(Noun)

    A place where two or more individuals reside together.

  4. cohabitation(Noun)

    The act of two species living together in the same habitat.

  5. cohabitation(Noun)

    Cooperation between politicians of opposing political parties; especially, in France, between a President and Prime Minister.

  6. Origin: From cohabitation, from cohabitationem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cohabitation(noun)

    the act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another

  2. Cohabitation(noun)

    the living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship


  1. Cohabitation

    Cohabitation is an arrangement where two people who are not married live together in an intimate relationship, particularly an emotionally and/or sexually intimate one, on a long-term or permanent basis. More broadly, the term cohabitation can mean any number of people living together.

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