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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·hab·i·tan·cy /ɪnˈhæbətən(t)si/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·hab·it·ance In·hab·it·an·cy n.
 1. The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; the condition of an inhabitant; residence; occupancy.
    Ruins yet resting in the wild moors testify a former inhabitance.   --Carew.
 2. Law The state of having legal right to claim the privileges of a recognized inhabitant; especially, the right to support in case of poverty, acquired by residence in a town; habitancy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place
          (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation
          and inhabitation and demise of the colony" [syn: inhabitation,