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 (hăb′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
A habitual tendency or way of behaving.

[Middle English, from Latin habitūdō, condition, from habitus; see habit.]


rare habit or tendency
ˌhabiˈtudinal adj


(ˈhæb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

1. customary condition or character.
2. a habit or custom.
3. Obs. familiar relationship.
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Noun1.habitude - habitual mode of behavior
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
daily round, round - the usual activities in your day; "the doctor made his rounds"


A habitual way of behaving:
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These men would set out from Montreal with canoes well stocked with goods, with arms and ammunition, and would make their way up the mazy and wandering rivers that interlace the vast forests of the Canadas, coasting the most remote lakes, and creating new wants and habitudes among the natives.
Moreover, my occupations have been always made to chime in with the ordinary habitudes of my fellowmen.
With all their national aptitude at expedient and resource, Wyeth and his men felt themselves completely at a loss when they reached the frontier, and found that the wilderness required experience and habitudes of which they were totally deficient.
With the shortening of the days all hope of obtaining her husband's forgiveness began to leave her; and there was something of the habitude of the wild animal in the unreflecting instinct with which she rambled on-- disconnecting herself by littles from her eventful past at every step, obliterating her identity, giving no thought to accidents or contingencies which might make a quick discovery of her whereabouts by others of importance to her own happiness, if not to theirs.
The Killer had determined to come back to the place where he had seen the white girl who took to the trees with the ability of long habitude.
Her plan for the morning thus settled, she sat quietly down to her book after breakfast, resolving to remain in the same place and the same employment till the clock struck one; and from habitude very little incommoded by the remarks and ejaculations of Mrs.
At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
Clare began to drop off those gallantries and small attentions which flowed at first through the habitude of courtship, he found his sultana no way ready to resign her slave; there were abundance of tears, poutings, and small tempests, there were discontents, pinings, upbraidings.
Rahal a explique cette augmentation par l'evolution de la population, le changement des habitudes alimentaires et l'evolution de l'esperance de vie des femmes.
Si dans l'espace urbain, les scenes d'escrime et de crimes ont epouse -- de force -- les habitudes des citoyens de certaines villes du royaume, il serait decevant que ces derniers soient aussi negliges dans des espaces plus surs, ou du moins censes l'etre
beaucoup moins que] Ce n'est pas de mes habitudes de critiquer l'arbitrage.
He helped Ronnie Richardson, Royals director of minor league operations, devlop the Habitudes program for the minor league system.