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cohabit with (someone or something)

1. Literally, to live with someone or something. This usage is often applied to different species of animals that are living together. It took some time, but our cat and dog are now able to cohabit with each other peacefully.
2. To live with a romantic partner whom one is not married to. My daughter is already cohabiting with her new boyfriend, and I am not thrilled about it.
3. euphemism To have sexual intercourse with one. I heard a rumor that you've been cohabiting with Steve—is it true?
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cohabit with someone

 
1. [for an unmarried person] to live with a person of the opposite sex. They were cohabiting with one another for several years.
2. Euph. to copulate with someone. She had been cohabiting with him, and she admitted it in court.
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14) The most common illustration of the latter occurs when a constructive trust is imposed over a cohabitational home on the basis of services rendered.
In genuine marriage, however, "there is set in motion a deep and permanent sexual and emotional bond between one man and one woman which is a life-long, complex, intimate, cohabitational, day-to-day, bonding of two sex-opposite lives.
About half of these initially cohabitational relationships end in divorce.
275, 317-18, which argues that the doctrine of common law marriage should not turn all cohabitational relationships into marriage because people should have the option of choosing to cohabit outside the institution of marriage.
In discussing a study that discovers homosexual cohabitations to be more long-lasting(74) than heterosexual cohabitations, although less so than marriages, Posner first correctly notes that this result might not exist if homosexuals were allowed to marry and if the homosexual relationships left as cohabitational ones after some gay couples married were shorter in duration than heterosexual cohabitations (p.