Legal Definition and Related Resources of Inhabitant

Meaning of Inhabitant

One who actually and permanenti; resides in a given place , and has his domici there . imports something more permaner than resident . In re Guardianship ol| La Velie. 230 N. W.2d213, 194 Neb. 91. In its ordinary sense a dweller, or one who dwells or resides permanently in a place, or who has a fixed residence , as distinguished from an occasional lodger or visitor.

Inhabitant Alternative Definition

(Lat. in, in, habeo, to dwell). One who has a habitation at a given place. It embraces locality of existence; refers to the place of a person’s actual residence and excludes the idea of occasional or temporary residence. 3 111. 396, 403. See “Habitation.” The term is one whose meaning varies with the context. 10 Am. & Eng. Enc. Law, 771. Used n the tax laws as convertible with ”resident.” In making residence a test of taxability, the statute looks only to an actual inhabitancy for some permanent period and purpose, at a prescribed time, 48 Barb. (N. Y.) 51.

Synonyms of Inhabitant


  • abider
  • addressee
  • boarder
  • citizen
  • cohabitant
  • denizen
  • dweller
  • habitant
  • habitator
  • homo
  • householder
  • incola
  • indweller
  • inhabiter
  • inmate
  • lodger
  • native
  • occupant
  • occupier
  • permanent resident
  • resident
  • residentiary
  • settler
  • sojourner
  • tenant Associated Concepts: citizenry
  • residency

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