habitation definition by Webster's New World
- the act of inhabiting; occupancy
- a place in which to live; dwelling; home
- a colony or settlement
Origin: Middle English habitacioun ; from Old French habitacion ; from Classical Latin habitatio: see habitable
habitation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of inhabiting or the state of being inhabited.
- a. A natural environment or locality.b. A place of abode; a residence.
Origin: Middle English habitacioun, from Latin habitātiō, habitātiōn-, from habitātus, past participle of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable.