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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Once again, millions of smokers all over the country were invited to kick the habit and take the step towards a longer and healthier life.
The league recommends spitting into a container with a lid or the wearing of face masks to help them kick the habit.
Obama has a long history of smoking, which goes back to his college days, evident from a photo of his that emerged during his campaign trail, but during the presidential campaign he is said to have chewed nicorette chewing gum in an effort to 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.
PEOPLE who smoke low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes are far less likely to kick the habit.
A team of drug users hoping to kick the habit hit a natural high in a regional football competition.
And new figures from Cancer Research show a growing number of Scots are trying to kick the habit before March 26.
A north health expert last night called for a ban on smoking in public places despite Government figures revealing the region is leading the way in helping smokers kick the habit.
SMOKERS were today urged to kick the habit for the sake of their wealth if not their health.
But the hated leg-islation, which has also been introduced all over the Republic, had a positive side as the Mayor - himself a reformed smoker - made a conciliatory gesture, offering 35,000 Big Apple residents a free six-week supply of nicotine patches and counseling sessions to help them kick the habit.
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.
Of the smokers questioned in the survey of 1,307 adults across England, 43% said they were more likely to quit as a result of this year's efforts to get people to kick the habit, which kills around 120,000 people in the UK each year.

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