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Cohabit meaning

cohabit - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. room or live together; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
  2. 2. To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.
  3. 3. To dwell or live together as husband and wife.
  4. 4. Cohabitation, esp. as man and wife.
  5. 5. To live together.

cohabit - examples of usage

  1. If a young man and woman, from mutual choice, cohabit, the man gives the father of the girl such things as are necessary in common life; as hogs, cloth, or canoes, in proportion to the time they are together; and, if he thinks that he has not been sufficiently paid for his daughter, he makes no scruple of forcing her to leave her friend, and to cohabit with another person who may be more liberal. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
  2. The case was tried in the Superior Court, before Judge Shafter, in July, 1890, and on the 4th of August following the Judge filed his findings and conclusions of law, which were, briefly, as follows: That the plaintiff and William Sharon, deceased, did not, on the 25th of August, 1880, or at any other time, consent to intermarry or become, by mutual agreement or otherwise, husband and wife; nor did they, thereafter, or at any time, live or cohabit together as husband and wife, or mutually or otherwise assume marital duties, rights, or obligations; that they did not, on that day or at any other time, in the city and county of San Francisco, or elsewhere, jointly or otherwise, make or sign a declaration of marriage in writing or otherwise; and that the declaration of marriage mentioned in the complaint was false, counterfeited, fabricated, forged, and fraudulent, and, therefore, null and void. - "Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State", Stephen Field; George C. Gorham.
  3. After these ceremonies are over, the Lynngam pair are allowed to cohabit. - "The Khasis", P. R. T. Gurdon.
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