In*hab"it*ance (?), In*hab"it*an*cy (?), n.

1.

The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy.

Ruins yet resting in the wild moors testify a former inhabitance. Carew.

2. Law

The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.