Etymology
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habitation (n.)

late 14c., "act or fact of dwelling;" also "place of lodging, abode," from Old French habitacion, abitacion "a dwelling; act of dwelling" (12c.) or directly from Latin habitationem (nominative habitatio) "a dwelling," noun of action from past-participle stem of habitare "to live, inhabit, dwell," frequentative of habere "to have, to hold, possess" (from PIE root *ghabh- "to give or receive").

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Definitions of habitation

habitation (n.)
the native habitat or home of an animal or plant;
habitation (n.)
housing that someone is living in;
Synonyms: dwelling / home / domicile / abode / dwelling house
habitation (n.)
the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men);
Synonyms: inhabitancy / inhabitation
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