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habit

noun acquired mode of behavior, attitude, charrcteristic behavior, characteristically repeated action, common practice, confirmed way, consuetude, consuetudo, convention, conventionality, course of conduct, custom, customary action, customary conduct, disposition, fashion, frequently repeated act, habitus, inclination, inveterate practice, leaning, mannerism, mode, mos, observance, pattern, peculiarity, practice, predisposition, propensity, recurrence, repetition, routine, rule, seccnd nature, style, tendency, tradition, trait, usual procedure, way
Associated concepts: confirmed habits, continued habits, custom and usage, temperate habits
See also: behavior, custom, guide, manner, method, mode, norm, practice, prescription, procedure, quirk, rule, style, trait, usage, way

HABIT. A disposition or condition of the body or mind acquired by custom or a frequent repetition of the same act. See 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N. S. 622.
     2. The habit of dealing has always an important bearing upon the construction of commercial contracts. A ratification will be inferred from the mere habit of dealing between the parties; as, if a broker has been accustomed to settle losses on policies in a particular manner, without any objection being made, or with the silent approbation of his principal, and he should afterward settle other policies in the same manner, to which no objection should be made within a reasonable time, a just presumption would arise of an implied ratification; for if the principal did not agree to such settlement he should have declared his dissent. 2 Bouv. Inst. 1313-14.

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Special Kick the Habit Game nights - Players can find special game nights to gather and keep their mind off of smoking and have fun playing.
A new super pill which helps people quit smoking while losing weight could be the answer for millions of addicts who have tried to kick the habit, but piled on the pounds, scientists said yesterday.
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So it is no wonder that more find it harder to kick the habit.
A STOCKTON pharmacy is gearing up for No Smoking Day on March 13, offering 12-week courses to help people kick the habit.
Unfortunately, the analysis further confirmed the sad reality that you are not alone - most people were unable to kick the habit after one try.
It is often said that only those who really want to kick the habit will kick the habit.
Sessions offer those who want to kick the habit support from specially trained stop smoking advisers as well as nicotine replacement therapy for just the price of a normal prescription, or free for people exempt from charges.
Nearly half of smokers have tried to kick the habit during the past year, according to the Cigarettes and Smoking Cessation Aids report.