One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A habitual tendency or way of behaving.
habit, practice, routine, way, wontView synonyms
- ‘I smiled wryly at my insomniac habitude and looked out at the window again.’
- ‘Our pragmatic dealings with our social environment remain ontologically prior to the intellectual habitudes that have traditionally fascinated Western philosophers such as Plato, Descartes, and Kant.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin habitudo, from habere ‘have’ (compare with habit).
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