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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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Their billowy habit of growth means they weave gently through other plants, ease themselves into gaps and produce a veil of colour.
In truth, however, sea lavender has a character and a habit of growth all its own, so that it is cultivated to its best advantage when given its own space among a variety of other plants.
OF all the late spring flowers the aquilegias, commonly known as columbines, must be one of the best, with their wonderful range of flower colours and their unobtrusive habit of growth.
Although it can reach 50 feet after many years, it's columnar in its habit of growth and therefore is perfectly suitable for a medium-sized garden.
Its habit of growth is willowy and its white flowers, though not spectacular, are worthy of a second look.
The Shuttlecock or Ostrich fern, Matteuccia struthiopteris, is a suitable one for any smaller garden, with its upright, shuttlecock appearance and relatively well-behaved habit of growth.