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n.1.The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy.
Ruins yet resting in the wild moors testify a former inhabitance.
- Carew.
2.(Law) The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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