ha·bit·u·al /hə-'bi-chə-wəl/ adj
1: practicing or acting in some manner by force of custom, habit, or addiction
a habitual drunkard
2: being such a specified number of times or with designated regularity
habitual offenders
3: involved in the practice of a person's usual behavior
her habitual residence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective according to habit, accustomary, accustomed, automatic, chronic, common, commonplace, confirmed, constant, consuetudinary, continual, customary, daily, established, expected, familiar, fixed, frequent, general, ingrained, inveterate, inveteratus, natural, normal, ordinary, periodic, periodical, perpetual, prevalent, recurrent, recurring, regular, repeated, rooted, routine, set, standard, sustained, traditional, typical, usitatus, usual, wonted associated concepts: habitual cohabitation, habitual criminal, habitual cruel and inhuman treatment, habitual insanity, habitual intemperance, habitual intoxication, habitual offender, habitual use, habitual violator, predicate felon, recidivist II index accustomed (customary), boiler plate, chronic, constant, conventional, customary, daily, familiar (customary), frequent, general, household (familiar), ingrained, inveterate, mundane, normal (regular), ordinary, orthodox, periodic, prevailing (current), prevalent, regular (conventional), repeated, routine, systematic, traditional, typical, usual

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Customary, usual, regular.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Regular or customary; usual.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Regular or customary; usual.

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