/koh hab"it/, v.i.
1. to live together as husband and wife, usually 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; < LL cohabitare, equiv. to co- CO- + habitare to have possession, abide (freq. of habere to have, own)]

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(as husband and wife),

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