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co·hab·it

 (kō-hăb′ĭt)
intr.v. co·hab·it·ed, co·hab·it·ing, co·hab·its
1. To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
2. To coexist, as animals of different species.

[Late Latin cohabitāre : Latin co-, co- + Latin habitāre, to dwell; see inhabit.]

co·hab′i·tant, co·hab′it·er n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion·al adj.

cohabit

(kəʊˈhæbɪt)
vb
(Sociology) (intr) to live together in a conjugal relationship, esp without being married
[C16: via Late Latin, from Latin co- together + habitāre to live]
ˌcohabiˈtee, coˈhabitant, coˈhabiter, coˈhabitor n

co•hab•it

(koʊˈhæb 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.
[1520–30; < Late Latin cohabitāre <co- co- + habitāre to have possession, frequentative of habēre to have]
co•hab′it•ant, co•hab′it•er, n.
co•hab`i•ta′tion, n.

cohabit


Past participle: cohabited
Gerund: cohabiting

Imperative
cohabit
cohabit
Present
I cohabit
you cohabit
he/she/it cohabits
we cohabit
you cohabit
they cohabit
Preterite
I cohabited
you cohabited
he/she/it cohabited
we cohabited
you cohabited
they cohabited
Present Continuous
I am cohabiting
you are cohabiting
he/she/it is cohabiting
we are cohabiting
you are cohabiting
they are cohabiting
Present Perfect
I have cohabited
you have cohabited
he/she/it has cohabited
we have cohabited
you have cohabited
they have cohabited
Past Continuous
I was cohabiting
you were cohabiting
he/she/it was cohabiting
we were cohabiting
you were cohabiting
they were cohabiting
Past Perfect
I had cohabited
you had cohabited
he/she/it had cohabited
we had cohabited
you had cohabited
they had cohabited
Future
I will cohabit
you will cohabit
he/she/it will cohabit
we will cohabit
you will cohabit
they will cohabit
Future Perfect
I will have cohabited
you will have cohabited
he/she/it will have cohabited
we will have cohabited
you will have cohabited
they will have cohabited
Future Continuous
I will be cohabiting
you will be cohabiting
he/she/it will be cohabiting
we will be cohabiting
you will be cohabiting
they will be cohabiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cohabiting
you have been cohabiting
he/she/it has been cohabiting
we have been cohabiting
you have been cohabiting
they have been cohabiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cohabiting
you will have been cohabiting
he/she/it will have been cohabiting
we will have been cohabiting
you will have been cohabiting
they will have been cohabiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cohabiting
you had been cohabiting
he/she/it had been cohabiting
we had been cohabiting
you had been cohabiting
they had been cohabiting
Conditional
I would cohabit
you would cohabit
he/she/it would cohabit
we would cohabit
you would cohabit
they would cohabit
Past Conditional
I would have cohabited
you would have cohabited
he/she/it would have cohabited
we would have cohabited
you would have cohabited
they would have cohabited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cohabit - share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"
miscegenate - marry or cohabit with a person of another race
Translations

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] VIcohabitar (with sb con algn)

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] vivivre en concubinage, vivre maritalement
to cohabit with sb → vivre en concubinage avec qn, vivre maritalement avec qn

cohabit

vi (esp Jur) → in nichtehelicher or nicht ehelicher Lebensgemeinschaft leben, zusammenleben

cohabit

[kəʊˈhæbɪt] vi (frm) to cohabit (with sb)coabitare (con qn)

cohabit

vi. cohabitar, vivir en unión sin matrimonio legal.
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However, cohabiters ages 50 and older represented just under 25 percent&nbsp;of cohabiting adults in 2016.
Child custody and support payments, along with estate planning for stepchildren and half-siblings, may lead serial cohabiters -- like serial spouses -- to seek an advisor's help.
For Australian evidence, see Sandra Buchler, Janeen Baxter, Michelle Haynes, & Mark Western, "The Social and Demographic Characteristics of Cohabiters in Australia: Towards a Typology of Cohabiting Couples," (2009) Fam.
Setting aside the complex arguments about whether the promise implied by taking vows and publicly pledging a lifelong relationship is an important part of the parental commitment, cohabiters are three times as likely to split by the child's fifth birthday as are married parents (39 percent of cohabiters vs.
We collected data on education level (graduate school, university, two-year university, career college, high school, or junior high school), employment status (office worker, independent businessman, professional, public official, student, housewife, part-time worker, or unemployed), marital status (married or unmarried), and living conditions (number of cohabiters or living alone).
A Men's Health article mentioned one study that followed 2,737 people for six years and found that cohabiters said they were happier and more confident than married couples and singles.
1988) The University of Wisconsin at Madison researchers report that cohabiters perceived greater likelihood of divorce than couples who did not cohabit before marriage and the longer couples live together outside of marriage, the higher likelihood of divorce (Thomson and Colella, 1992).
Cohabiters rarely pool their economic resources, and parenting responsibilities are less clear in cohabitation than in marriage (Heimdal & Houseknecht, 2003).
In the early 1980s, Martha Fineman argued for repeal of criminal laws punishing cohabitation and creation of regulations comparable to marriage laws to protect the cohabiters themselves.
To the extent that marriage represents a considerable material and emotional investment in the relationship, parental aggravation among marrieds may be less reactive to relationship quality than would be the case for cohabiters.
17) It is important to distinguish between different types of cohabitation, prenuptial and nonnuptial, since prenuptial cohabiters tend to look more similar to noncohabiting couples.
Yet, while gay marriage is gaining support in Michigan and around the country, most same-sex cohabiters do not have the option of legally marrying their partners, noted Hui Liu, Michigan State University sociologist and lead investigator on the study.