Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or state of dwelling together or in the same place.
  • noun The state of dwelling or living together as husband and wife: often with reference to persons who are not legally married, and usually, but not always, implying sexual intercourse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another.
  • noun (Law) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An emotional and physical intimate relationship which includes a common living place and which exists without legal or religious sanction.
  • noun The act of living together.
  • noun A place where two or more individuals reside together.
  • noun biology The act of two species living together in the same habitat.
  • noun politics Cooperation between politicians of opposing political parties; especially, in France, between a President and Prime Minister.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)

Etymologies

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From French cohabitation, from Latin cohabitationem.

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