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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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So aside from marrying or entering into a civil partnership is there anything that cohabitees can do to reduce inheritance tax when they die?
Bereavement allowance is payable to recently widowed spouses and civil partners, but cohabitees are not entitled to this benefit.
One in four children is born to cohabitees, and recent actions have involved custody of children, jointly owned property, bank accounts and even pets.
The new one-employee limit will cover cohabitees and financial partners as well as spouses and blood relatives.
The Government is currently looking at the question of whether cohabitees should have similar rights to married couples.
There are concerns that many cohabitees are unaware that, compared to married couples, there are major differences in their status regarding property rights, children, inheritance, taxes, separation and pensions.
Peter Lowe, head of the law firm's family department, said: "There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the rights and responsibilities of cohabitees.
If you are unmarried and cohabit with your partner, cohabitees have no immediate rights simply because of cohabitation and the law does not recognise "common law" spouses.
If you live with someone who is not your husband, wife or civil partner, they have no right to anything - yet less than a quarter of cohabitees have made a will.
Yesterday's papers were full of sordid revelations about the past lives of several contestants, while sleazy PJ's frolics with Jade do not seem to have gone down too well with his cohabitees and the balding Brummie has drifted on the outright market.
The situation becomes even more difficult for cohabitees who have not made a will.