Definition of habitancy in English:



mass nounrare
  • The state of living in a particular place at a particular time.

    • ‘The qualifications of a representative are two years' habitancy.’
    • ‘Disputes may arise respecting the place of habitancy or legal settlement of a poor person.’
    • ‘In neither case could he properly be called an inhabitant of that place or be said to have his habitancy there.’
    • ‘The qualification of an elector was a real estate of fifty pounds, within the town or precinct where the election should be made; but habitancy was not required in either case.’
    • ‘When they first visited that portion of the country that surrounds Nashville, there were no marks of former habitancy.’
    occupancy, occupation, residence, residency, living in, housing, billeting, quartering, tenure
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