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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.
References in classic literature ?
At the same time, it being an unlawful, incestuous living, added to that aversion, and though I had no great concern about it in point of conscience, yet everything added to make cohabiting with him the most nauseous thing to me in the world; and I think verily it was come to such a height, that I could almost as willingly have embraced a dog as have let him offer anything of that kind to me, for which reason I could not bear the thoughts of coming between the sheets with him.
This is fuelled by a widely held misconception that cohabiting couples have "common law" rights combined with existing law that is unclear and inadequate.
10 Table 2 OLS Regression Predicting Paternal Engagement Model 1 Model 2 b SE b SE Cohabiting at Y1 6.
They claimed UK inheritance tax laws breached their human rights by exempting married and gay couples from inheritance tax, while targeting cohabiting siblings.
Given the less stable nature of single women's sexual relationships, their needs for services may be greater than those of married or cohabiting women.
The new report reveals widespread confusion over what protection live-together couples have under the law, with 51% of people believing that cohabiting couples have rights as "common law" spouses - but no such right exists
Married or cohabiting couples are also more likely to find that financial problems affect their libido
Author Stanley Kurtz, in a fall 2004 report in The Weekly Standard noted that until only a few years ago, if cohabiting Dutch couples decided to have children, they got married.
There is no age limit and single people can foster as well as cohabiting couples.
By age one, 15% of offspring born to cohabiting parents saw their mothers and fathers part company, and by age five, half their parents had separated.
Priests are exercised today about how they should respond to couples who have been cohabiting when they come into the rectory to arrange for marriage.
This paper examines the domestic labour arrangements of cohabiting couples and the implications for gender equality.