I (living together) noun abiding together, act of dwelling together, alliance, living together in sexual intimacy, lodging together, lodging together as husband and wife, occupying the same domicile, residing together, rooming together associated concepts: cohabiting in a state of adultery, fornication, illicit cohabitation, lewd and lascivious cohabitation foreign phrases:
- Nuptias non concubHus sed consensus facit — Not cohabitation but consent makes the valid marriage
II (married state) noun act of living together as husband and wife, act of pairing, bond of matrimony, conjugal bliss, conjugality, connubiality, coverture, domestication, legal relation of spouses to each other, legal union of a man and a woman, marriage, married status, matrimony, nuptial bond, nuptial tie, state of matrimony, union, vinculo matrimonii, wedded state, wedded status, wedlock associated concepts: bigamous cohabitation, cohabiting in a state of adultery, matrimonial cohabitation, polygamous cohabitation foreign phrases:
- Nuptias non concubHus sed consensus facit. — Not cohabitation but consent makes the marriage.
III index marriage (intimate relationship), marriage (wedlock), matrimony

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Living together in the same residence, either as spouses or unmarried partners. Cohabitation is often a reason for termination of alimony, on the assumption that a person cohabiting with another no longer needs the support of a former spouse.
Category: Divorce & Family Law → Divorce, Child Support & Custody

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The act of a man and a woman, unmarried to each other, publicly living together in an intimate relationship as if husband and wife. Although a crime in most states, it is seldom prosecuted. Where illegal, it is also called illicit cohabitation, lascivious cohabitation, and notorious cohabitation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A living arrangement in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles a marriage.

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

A living arrangement in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles a marriage.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   living together in the same residence, generally either as husband and wife or for an extended period of time as if the parties were married. Cohabitation implies that the parties are having sexual intercourse while living together, but the definition would not apply to a casual sexual encounter. Legal disputes have arisen as to whether cohabitation would refer to same sex partners, which is important to those involved since "cohabitation" is the basis of certain rights and privileges under various laws, regulations and contracts. The findings of the courts vary on this question, but the trend is to include long-standing homosexual relationships as cohabitation.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • cohabitation — [ kɔabitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. cohabitatio 1 ♦ Situation de personnes qui vivent, habitent ensemble. La cohabitation des époux. Cohabitation avec qqn. Cohabitation et concubinage. 2 ♦ (1981) Polit. Dans le cadre constitutionnel de la Ve… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cohabitation — Cohabitation, auch Kohabitation (frz., „Zusammenleben“) ist ein politikwissenschaftlicher Begriff, der eine Besonderheit des politischen Systems der V. Französischen Republik umschreibt. Er bezeichnet eine Situation, in welcher der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cohabitation — mid 15c., action or state of living together (especially as husband and wife), from M.Fr. cohabitation (O.Fr. cohabitacion cohabitation, sexual intercourse ), from L.L. cohabitationem (nom. cohabitatio), noun of action from cohabitare to dwell… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cohabitation — Co*hab i*ta tion, n. [L. cohabitatio.] 1. The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another. Feltham. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship. [1913 Webster] That the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cohabitation —   [koabita sjɔ̃, französisch »Beisammenleben«], die, , Schlagwort der französischen Politik für die Zusammenarbeit des Staatspräsidenten mit einer Regierung, die einer anderen politischen Richtung angehört; in Frankreich praktiziert 1986 88… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cohabitation — COHABITATION. s. f. Terme de Jurisprudence. État du mari et de la femme qui vivent ensemble. Les Juges ont ordonné la cohabitation …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cohabitation — This article is about a living arrangement. For the situation in governmental politics, see Cohabitation (government). Relationships …   Wikipedia

  • Cohabitation — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Cohabitation », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) La cohabitation peut désigner : la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cohabitation —          JOSPIN (Lionel)     Bio express : Homme politique français (1937 )     «Je pense que la cohabitation n est pas un bon système dans la durée. Le problème n est pas tant que la cohabitation fasse courir le risque de la paralysie car le… …   Dictionnaire des citations politiques

  • COHABITATION — s. f. T. de Jurispr. Il signifie, en général, L état de deux personnes qui habitent ensemble ; mais on le dit plus particulièrement D un mari et d une femme qui vivent ensemble, en remplissant les devoirs du mariage, et quelquefois, par extension …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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