Hab`it*ant (?), n. [F. habitant. See Habit, v.t]


An inhabitant; a dweller.

Milton. Pope.

2. [F. pron. ()]

An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in plural.

The habitants or cultivators of the soil. Parkman.


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