Habitual


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Habitual: habitual abortion

Habitual

Regular or customary; usual.

A habitual drunkard, for example, is an individual who regularly becomes intoxicated as opposed to a person who drinks infrequently. A habitual criminal is a legal category that has been created by a number of state statutes by which serious penalties can be imposed on individuals who have been repeatedly convicted of a designated crime.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
inconsistent with and potentially disruptive of the modem trend toward habitual residence as the principal basis of jurisdiction; it may encourage conflicting orders in competing jurisdictions; using it to order the child to come here may disrupt the scheme of the 1986 Act by enabling the child's future to be decided in a country other than that where he or she is habitually resident.
Para enriquecer a avaliacao e interessante mesclar metodos que avaliam o nivel de atividade fisica habitual (Reis, Petroski e Lopes, 2000).
Also, this voluntary public offer is made exclusively to shareholders of RTT with permanent or habitual residence or domicile in a member state of the EU.
All women were asked to report the average amount of time spent per week during the previous years in the habitual exercise, for example, walking, hiking, jogging, running, bicycling, racquet sports, swimming, or other activities.
In order to pass a habitual residence test, migrants will have to answer more individually tailored questions, provide more detailed answers, and submit more evidence before they will be allowed to make a claim.
Under the habitual criminal law, a person convicted of the offense would be subject to the maximum sentence if he had two prior convictions both resulting in state prison sentences of at least three years.
If your child is a habitual snorer or has irregular breathing while sleeping, including periods where he shows signs of not breathing, then you should report this to his doctor.
The imperfective stem is used in imperfective, habitual, progressive tenses, and in the formation of the simultaneous converb, which is used in the periphrastic imperfective tenses.
Zardari said that he is not enjoying the facility of TV channel, adding that he is habitual of living in barracks.
Summary: JJaipur (Rajasthan) [India], June 29 (ANI) BJP MLA from Ramgarh, Gyan Dev Ahuja, on Saturday said that Pehlu Khan, who was killed by cow vigilante activists in 2017, his sons and brothers were cow smugglers and habitual offenders.
A court employee slapped with an administrative complaint for 'habitual tardiness' has been ordered fined by the Supreme Court although he had already died.
Of the 501 participants in the selected classes, 139 (28%, 95% confidence interval [CI] 24 - 32) were habitual tobacco users, smoking either cigarettes or waterpipes (see table's footnote for definitions regarding stage of use).