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Definition of "habitant" []

  • An inhabitant. (noun)
  • An inhabitant of French descent living in Canada, especially Quebec, or in Louisiana. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "habitant" in a sentence
  • "We know further that the habitant is the bulwark of our nationality because he has retained all the ancestral virtues, because the ill-wind of unrest, foreign penetration, modern luxury, bolshevist preachings pass over his head, because in his happy home rises a generation that will follow in his footsteps."
  • "They are indeed isolated by position, as the habitant is isolated by intention; and in both cases it may be held that the isolation has had some good results."
  • "The habitant is a Canadian as good as any of us; he is an asset to our country; Canada is his home; he is your friend."