cohabitation


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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.

cohabitation

(kəʊˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Sociology) the state or condition of living together in a conjugal relationship without being married
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of political parties) the state or condition of cooperating for specific purposes without forming a coalition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cohabitation - the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)cohabitation - the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
concubinage - cohabitation without being legally married
Translations
avoliitto

cohabitation

[ˌkəʊhæbɪˈteɪʃən] Ncohabitación f

cohabitation

[kəʊˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən] nconcubinage m, vie f maritale

cohabitation

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It is equally unnecessary to state to what a degree that whole cathedral was familiar to him, after so long and so intimate a cohabitation.
No form or ceremony, civil or religious; no notice before, or publication after; no cohabitation, no writing, no witnesses even, are essential to the constitution of this, the most important contract which two persons can enter into.
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Thus the Registered Partnership Act is in force in Estonia, which enables two natural persons regardless of sex to enter into a cohabitation agreement.
Communiquer induit necessairement une certaine negociation et une tentative de cohabitation entre des conceptions a potentiels repulsifs, et pose la problematique de la cohabitation [beaucoup plus grand que], explique l'orateur.
The vulnerable interethnic relations in the country result from the wrong policies and daily political interests which generate crisis which distort the cohabitation.
Observer Arsim Zekoli warns in Utrinski vesnik that the cohabitation between European postmodernism and Russian sovereign democracy can become more difficult and more dangerous than the cohabitation between the Soviet communism and Western democracies.
He added that they were encouraged that support had not diminished since the passing of the law for cohabitation agreements.
Authors Asland, Brattstr|m, Lind, Lund-Andersen, Singer, and Sverdrup present a comprehensive examination of the history of cohabitation and the laws governing it in the Nordic countries of Europe.
The regime has banned a magazine for encouraging cohabitation, known as "white marriage" in the Islamic Republic, where sex outside wedlock is a crime, the Sharq daily reported Monday.
Iran's Leading Women's Magazine Suspended After Covering Cohabitation Outside of Marriage Having covered "white marriages" - the Iranian state's term for unmarried cohabitation - the top-selling women's magazine in the country has its publication suspended.
Hybrid societies/societes de cohabitation were established in North America and the Caribbean (palenques in Hispaniola, Blue Mountain maroons in Jamaica, Afro-Indian Garinagu ["Black Caribs"] in the French Caribbean).