A person convicted of three or more felonies and therefore subject to a life term as an habiutual criminal.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Ha*bit"ual (?; 135), a. [Cf. F. habituel, LL. habituals. See Habit, n.]

1.

Formed or acquired by habit or use.

An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims. South.

2.

According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habiual practice of sin.

It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings. Buckminster.

Syn. -- Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary; regular; familiar.

-- Ha*bit"u*al*ly, adv. -- Ha*bit"u*al*ness, n.

 

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