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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inmate \In"mate`\ ([i^]n"m[=a]t`), n. [In + mate an associate.]
     One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a
     fellow lodger; esp., one of the occupants of an asylum,
     hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges
     in any place or dwelling.
     [1913 Webster]
           So spake the enemy of mankind, inclos'd
           In serpent, inmate bad.                  --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inmate \In"mate`\, a.
     Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal. [R.] "Inmate
     guests." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: one of several resident of a dwelling (especially someone
           confined to a prison or hospital)
      2: a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being
         treated [syn: inpatient, inmate] [ant: outpatient]
      3: a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison [syn:
         convict, con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "inmate":
     addressee, artist-in-residence, captive, case, convict, denizen,
     dweller, habitant, house detective, incumbent, inhabitant,
     inhabiter, inpatient, intern, lag, live-in maid, locum tenens,
     occupant, occupier, patient, prisoner, residencer, resident,
     resident physician, residentiary, resider, sojourner, tenant

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INMATE. One who dwells in a part of another's house, the latter dwelling, at 
  the same time, in the said house. Kitch. 45, b; Com. Dig. Justices of the 
  Peace, B 85; 1 B. & Cr. 578; 8 E. C. L. R. 153; 2 Dowl. & Ry. 743; 8 B. & 
  Cr. 71; 15 E. C. L. R. 154; 2 Man. & Ry. 227; 9 B. & Cr. 176; 17 E. C. L. 
  R. 385; 4 Man. & Ry. 151; 2 Russ. on Cr. 937; 1 Deac. Cr. L. 185; 2 East, 
  P. Cr. 499, 505; 1 Leach's Cr. L. 90, 237, 427; Alcock's Registration Cases, 
  21; 1 Man. & Gra. 83; 39 E. C. L. R. 365. Vide Lodger. 

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