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cohabit

(kō-hăb′ĭt)
intr.v. cohab·ited, cohab·iting, cohab·its
1. To live together in a sexual relationship, especially when not legally married.
2. To coexist, as animals of different species.

co·hab′i·tant, co·hab′it·er n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion n.
co·hab′i·ta′tion·al adj.

cohabit

verb To live, sleep and have sexual relations with a partner as if in a married partnership (though usually without legal marriage).
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People cohabit for different reasons, and perhaps those who choose cohabitation as a location to start a family and thus do not have the legal commitment of marriage show their level of commitment through their investments with their children.
Proportion of couples which cohabit % of all Country Year couples Sweden 2000 30.
12) When cohabitation alone without any other control variables was considered, the greater risk of marital separation of couples who cohabited prior to marriage than couples who did not cohabit was 11% for those who married in the 1970s and only 2% for those who married in the early 1990s.
18) See The National Marriage Project, The State of Our Unions 2001 (Rutgers: State University of New Jersey, 2001) for the variety of reasons that people cohabit.
Alternatively, men who marry or cohabit may be inher ently different from men who do not.
However, over 100 respondents, who did not cohabit between interviews but were excluded from the cross-section analysis because of incomplete cohabitation histories, are included in the panel data set because their activities prior to the first survey will difference out from the analysis.
SAM SAYS: The most important thing for you to remember is that, as the current law stands, couples who choose to cohabit rather than marry are treated differently by the courts in the event of separation.
His fiction and his essays--which sometimes cohabit to form intriguing hybrids--are among those vanguard texts of our time which trouble our more conventional notions of identity, discourse, and desire, all of which are rigorously interrogated, commingled, and "multiplexed" in Delany's work.
It's widely believed that if someone cohabits with a member of the opposite sex for several years, it becomes equivalent to being legally married.
Louis also unearths a rising trend in keeping lions, bears and chimpanzees, visiting Connie Casey who cohabits with 20 chimps and does a roaring trade in tea parties.