hab·i·ta·tion /ˌha-bə-'tā-shən/ n
1 a: the act of occupying or inhabiting
b in the civil law of Louisiana: the right of a person to dwell in the house of another
2: a dwelling place

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (act of inhabiting) noun abiding, continuance, dwelling, habitancy, inhabitance, inhabitancy, inhabitation, lodgment, occupancy, occupation, possession, remaining, residence, residing, settlement, sojourn, sojournment, tenancy II (dwelling place) noun abiding place, abode, accommodations, address, domicile, domicilium, domus, dwelling, habitat, headquarters, home, homestead, house, housing, living quarters, lodging, lodgment, nest, place, place of abode, place of residence, quarters, residence, settlement, site, tabernacle, tectum III index abode, address, building (structure), domicile, dwelling, enjoyment (use), home (domicile), house, household, inhabitation (act of dwelling in), lodging, occupancy, residence, shelter (protection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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