Cohabitation



[koh-hab-it] /koʊˈhæb ɪt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to live together as if married, 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.
/kəʊˌhæbɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the state or condition of living together as husband and wife without being married
2.
(of political parties) the state or condition of cooperating for specific purposes without forming a coalition
/kəʊˈhæbɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to live together as husband and wife, esp without being married
n.

mid-15c., “action or state of living together (especially as husband and wife),” from Middle French cohabitation (Old French cohabitacion “cohabitation, sexual intercourse”), from Late Latin cohabitationem (nominative cohabitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of cohabitare “to dwell together,” from co- “with, together” (see co-) + habitare “to live, dwell” (see habitat).
v.

euphemism since 1530s to describe a couple living together without benefit of marriage; back-formation from cohabitation. Related: Cohabited; cohabiting.

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