noun[mass noun] rare
The state of living in a particular place at a particular time.
- The qualifications of a representative are two years' habitancy.
- Disputes may arise respecting the place of habitancy or legal settlement of a poor person.
- In neither case could he properly be called an inhabitant of that place or be said to have his habitancy there.
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