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Definition of "cohabitation" [co•hab•i•ta•tion]

  • An emotional and physical intimate relationship which includes a common living place and which exists without legal or religious sanction. (noun)
  • The act of living together. (noun)
  • A place where two or more individuals reside together. (noun)
  • The act of two species living together in the same habitat. (noun)
  • Cooperation between politicians of opposing political parties; especially, in France, between a President and Prime Minister. (noun)

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Use "cohabitation" in a sentence
  • "Paul Amato, a sociologist at Pennsylvania State University, says the new data suggest that maybe the effect of premarital cohabitation is becoming less of a problem than it was in the past."
  • "For Stanley, the "nature of commitment at the time of cohabitation is what's important.""
  • ""National surveys show many young people believe cohabitation is a good way to test a relationship," says co-researcher Galena Rhoades, also of the University of Denver."