In*hab"it*ant (?), n. [L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of inhabitare.]


One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.

"Frail inhabitants of earth."


In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants which were very fair and fat people. Abp. Abbot.

2. Law

One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.


© Webster 1913.

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