Hab`i`ta´tion Pronunciation: hăb´ĭ`tā´shŭn
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.abiding place
, crash pad
, dwelling place
, lodging place
, place to live