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Inhabitancy   Listen
noun
Inhabitancy, Inhabitance  n.  
1.
The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy. "Ruins yet resting in the wild moors testify a former inhabitance."
2.
(Law) The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy.






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"Inhabitancy" Quotes from Famous Books



... this name to regions that were cultivated and had fixed inhabitancy, as opposed to the wilds, or the unsettled residences of the Celtiaid, Celyddon, Gwyddyl, Gwyddelod, Ysgotiaid, and Ysgodogion; which are terms descriptive of such tribes as lived by hunting and tending ...
— Y Gododin - A Poem on the Battle of Cattraeth • Aneurin



Words linked to "Inhabitancy" :   inhabitation, inhabit, bivouacking, tenancy, cohabitation



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