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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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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.
New Egypt needs new cohabiters not autocratic, corrupt minister/minders.
On balance they've been a delightful addition to life in that office environment, their only none-too-subtle demand on the building's cohabiters being that their offspring must stay safe and unthreatened.
These roomies make their four-legged cohabiters feel right at home by being a best roommate-and friend-to their pets.
Finally, she noted that if the authorities chose to recognise same-sex partnerships and rights of cohabiters, "this step would not endanger either the traditional concept of marriage or the traditional form of family, nor will it alter their fundamental characteristics".
An unmarried cohabiting couple also provides children with two parents, but statistics indicate that half of cohabiters break up in five years, while only 15 percent of married couples separate during this period (USA Today 2005).
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