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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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some states refuse to enforce even express contracts between cohabitors.
Members of same-sex (SS) couples are shown to exhibit sexual behavior that is systematically different from never-married individuals, different-sex (DS) cohabitors, and married couples.
"Everything's there except money": How money shapes decisions to marry among cohabitors. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67, 680-696.
"Economics Decision-Making by Cohabitors: Findings Regarding Income Pooling." Applied Economics, 29, 1997, 1079-90.
Furthermore, cohabitors' greater tendency towards higher educational homogamy might be also reinforced by the different set of values they hold compared to married individuals, i.e., their emphasis on individualism, independence, equality, and nontraditional gender roles (Surkyn and Lesthaeghe 2004; Van de Kaa 1993; Axinn and Thornton 1992; Inglehart 1990).
Given the current research that demonstrates that not all cohabitors are alike, we propose the re-introduction of an ancient ritual of betrothal for nuptial cohabitors, followed by intensive marriage preparation in the Catholic pastoral tradition.
It is as if the tumbleweed picked up bits of its human cohabitors as it bounced along.
As Carmichael and Mason (1999) found in their analysis of 1991 Census data, by middle age the divorced rather than the never-marrieds make up the majority of cohabitors.
A shift in power from the cohabitors to the married is recommended by most observers, and it can only be achieved by demanding change in laws at both the state and federal levels.
Cohabitors are likely to acknowledge arguing over "my money" vs.
In counting the replies, we found 75 respondents -- both cohabitors and live-alones -- saying they wanted their microwave ovens.