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HABITATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the civil law. Theright of a person to live in the house of another without prejudice to the property. Itdiffered from a usufruct, in this: that the usufructuary might apply the house to anypurpose, as of a store or manufactory; whereas the party having the right of habitationcould only use it for the residence of himself and family. 1 Browne, Civil Law, 184.In estates. A dwelling-house; a home- stall. 2 Bl. Comm. 4; 4 Bl. Comm. 220;Ilolmes v. Oregon & C. R. Co. (D. C.) 5 Fed. 527; Nowliu v. Scott, 10 Grat. (Va.) 65;Harvard College v. Gore, 5 Pick. (Mass.) 372.


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