Co*hab"it (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cohabited; p. pr. & vb. n. Cohabiting.] [L. cohabitare; co- + habitare to dwell, to have possession of (a place), freg. of habere to have. See Habit, n. & v.]
To inhabit or reside in company, or in the same place or country.
The Philistines were worsted by the captived ark . . . : they were not able to cohabit with that holy thing.
To dwell or live together as husband and wife.
The law presumes that husband and wife cohabit together, even after a voluntary separation has taken place between them.
⇒ By the common law as existing in the United States, marriage is presumed when a man and woman cohabit permanently together, being reputed by those who know them to be husband and wife, and admitting the relationship.
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