- to live together as husband and wife, esp. when not legally married
- to live or exist together; share the same place
Origin of cohabitEcclesiastical Late Latin cohabitare from Classical Latin co-, together + habitare, to dwell from habitus: see habit
intransitive verbco·hab·it·ed, co·hab·it·ing, co·hab·its
- To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
- To coexist, as animals of different species.
Origin of cohabitLate Latin cohabitāre Latin co- co- Latin habitāre to dwell ; see inhabit .
- co·hab′i·tant co·hab′it·er
(third-person singular simple present cohabits, present participle cohabiting, simple past and past participle cohabited)
Latin cohabitō; co- + habitō (“I dwell, I live in”).