Definition of inhabitancy in English:

inhabitancy

Line breaks: in|hab¦it|ancy
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈhabɪt(ə)nsi
 
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(also inhabitance)

noun

[mass noun] archaic
  • The state of living in a particular place, especially during a specified period so as to acquire certain rights: he built a cottage to give an air of cheerfulness and inhabitancy to the scene
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    • North Vancouver's Presentation House Gallery is exhibiting a group of contemporary photographs exploring human inhabitance on the landscape until May 30.
    • Leaving it five days instead told my mom I was as interested and pleased to be in Honourshill as I had been in any of our other towns of inhabitancy.
    • She was leading the mare through the trees, searching as usual for a good tree to climb and those evasive signs of inhabitance when the horse stopped.

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