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

References in classic literature ?
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. That dwelling was peculiar to him.
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.'--There is a Scotch judge's own statement of the law that he administers!
South Carolina's ninety-day requirement, (196) by contrast, provides clear guidance to courts so that judges are not forced to weigh the exact number of overnight stays that tips the scale in favor of a finding of cohabitation. Thus, applying its statute in a recent case, a South Carolina court found that a couple did not cohabit because "they did not spend ninety consecutive nights together." (197)
And Strathclyde University economics professor Robert Wright warned: "It will make people rethink cohabitation.
The study, published in the Journal ofMarriage and Family, reported a spike in well-being immediately following both marriage and cohabitation, though those benefits are fleeting.
Most frequently mentioned was a desire to 'do it right' and marry only once, to the ideal partner, leading some to view cohabitation as a 'test-drive' before making 'the ultimate commitment.' The belief that marriage was difficult to exit was mentioned nearly as frequently, with examples of how divorce caused emotional pain, social embarrassment, child custody concerns, and legal and financial problems.
Toutefois, la cohabitation entre le roi, son entourage et le leader islamiste s'annonce pleine d'incertitudes.
harmonious cohabitation wherever possible, something to grow.
FAMILY lawyers in Liverpool reacted with disappointment to a Government decision ruling out any changes to cohabitation law in the lifetime of this Parliament.
An alteration in marital relationship pattern that parallels the rise in divorce rate is cohabitation of unmarried couples that is rampant in urban industrial cities of the world.
Olivier Bienkowski, a German national and the founder of Pixel Helper, the non-profit group which conceptualized and built the now demolished site, has since said that his goal was to raise awareness about anti-Semitism, minority rights, and peaceful cohabitation.On Facebook and Twitter, where he had announced his intention of "building North Africa's first ever Holocaust Memorial," Bienkowski was adamant that he wanted to shed some light "on the history of persecuted minorities.
Le visiteur de la forteresse de Mazagan est frappe et fascine par son fosse et ses remparts solides avec une architecture unique au style manuelin, mais aussi cette cohabitation entre les trois religions monotheistes, a savoir le Judaisme, le Christianisme et l'Islam qui a marque la ville pendant des siecles.