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[hab-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈhæb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/

customary condition or character:
a healthy mental habitude.
a habit or custom:
traditional habitudes of kindliness and courtesy.
Obsolete. familiar relationship.
(rare) habit or tendency

“custom, habit,” c.1400, from Old French habitude (14c.), from Latin habitudinem (nominative habitudo) “condition, appearance, habit,” from past participle stem of habere (see habit (n.)). Related: Habitudinal (late 14c.).


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