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habitan (plural habitans)

  1. Obsolete form of habitant.
    • Washington Irving
      General met an emissary [] sent [] to ascertain the feelings of the habitans or French yeomanry.
    • 1862, The Bankers' magazine: Volume 22 (page 347)
      The paper offered by the Yankee speculator in exchange for colts, or cows, or grain, or butter, might please in New England or New York, but the habitan preferred silver dollars or gold doubloons, and would sell for nothing else.
    • 1901, Henrietta Channing Dana Skinner, Heart and soul
      [] not an habitan from Hamtramck to l'Anse Creuse had closed an eye the livelong night for the baying of the Huntsman's Hound []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for habitan in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)





  1. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of habitar.
  2. (used formally in Spain) Second-person plural present indicative form of habitar.