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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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Has a dense habit of growth, but can be sheared heavily.
It's winter when evergreens come into their own and the neat arrangement of leaves and a tight habit of growth make hebes invaluable.
This helps to form a stronger, tighter habit of growth and subsequently produces more flowers and berries.
Medium trees, like large trees, require more space, and one must carefully consider their ultimate spread and habit of growth in landscape planning.
It's a stately plant, three to four feet high with handsome maple-like leaves and an elegantly spreading habit of growth. In late summer and autumn, it produces arching chocolate-coloured flower stems topped off by sprays of cool lemon yellow flowers.