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HABITATION, civil law. It was the right of a person to live in the house of another without prejudice to the property.
     2. It differed from a usufruct in this, that the usufructuary might have applied the house to any purpose, as, a store or manufactory; whereas the party having the right of habitation. could only use it for the residence of himself and family. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 184 Domat. l. 1, t. 11, s. 2, n. 7.

HABITATION, estates. A dwelling-house, a home-stall. 2 Bl. Com. 4; 4 Bl. Com. 220. Vide House.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Upon this, after long debate, it was concluded that they would not remove their habitation; because that, some time or other, they thought they might hear from their governor again, meaning me; and if I should send any one to seek them, I should be sure to direct them to that side, where, if they should find the place demolished, they would conclude the savages had killed us all, and we were gone, and so our supply would go too.
But having gotten over these things in some measure, and having settled my household staff and habitation, made me a table and a chair, and all as handsome about me as I could, I began to keep my journal; of which I shall here give you the copy (though in it will be told all these particulars over again) as long as it lasted; for having no more ink, I was forced to leave it off.
For it happened to him, as to Phoenix and Cilix, that other homeless people visited the spot, and liked it, and built themselves habitations in the neighborhood.
Here we will build our habitations. The brindled cow, which has led us hither, will supply us with milk.
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Check if the owner is able to submit to you the habitation certificate.
Islamabad -- the federal government has decided to establish 10 tent housing habitation centres for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in the wake of expected operation North Waziristan.
Elmali-Karatas 5: The early bronze age pottery of Karatas; habitation deposits.
Earlier this month the Chronicle told how four Newcastle University students signed a contract on a house deemed unfit for human habitation.
In the end they turn out to be not so much practices or efforts as they do "places in the contours of our personal and communal lives where a habitation of the Spirit is able to occur" (64).
The building's difference from a gothic ruin is urged by the photograph's deadpan title and the double-take realization that this must be a Hollywood set, a counterfeit habitation forsaken of its ersatz uses at some indeterminate time likely not so very long ago.
Financed by Infonavit, a trade union fund, the units are rationally reduced to an affordable essence, clean simple spaces awaiting the habitation of the individual or family group.