Hab´it   Pronunciation: hăb´ĭt
n.1.The usual condition or state of a person or thing, either natural or acquired, regarded as something had, possessed, and firmly retained; as, a religious habit; his habit is morose; elms have a spreading habit; esp., physical temperament or constitution; as, a full habit of body.
2.(Biol.) The general appearance and manner of life of a living organism.
3.Fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior.
A man of very shy, retired habits.
- W. Irving.
4.Outward appearance; attire; dress; hence, a garment; esp., a closely fitting garment or dress worn by ladies; as, a riding habit.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy.
- Shak.
5.The distinctive clothing worn commonly by nuns or monks; as, in the late 1900's many orders of nuns discarded their habits and began to dress as ordinary lay women.
How use doth breed a habit in a man!
- Shak.
v. t.1.To inhabit.
[imp. & p. p. Habited; p. pr. & vb. n. Habiting.]
In thilke places as they [birds] habiten.
- Rom. of R.
2.To dress; to clothe; to array.
3.To accustom; to habituate.
Noun1.habit - an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
Synonyms: wont
2.habit - a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
Synonyms: wont, use
3.habit - (religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)
4.habit - excessive use of drugs
Verb1.habit - put a habit on

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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