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 for habitation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Habitation \Hab`i*ta"tion\ (h[a^]b"[i^]*t[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [F.
     habitation, L. habitatio.]
     1. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or
        of being inhabited; occupancy. --Denham.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.
        [1913 Webster]
              The Lord . . . blesseth the habitation of the just.
                                                    --Prov. iii.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
      2: housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest
         dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes
         for the homeless" [syn: dwelling, home, domicile,
         abode, habitation, dwelling house]
      3: 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: inhabitancy,
         inhabitation, habitation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "habitation":
     abiding place, abode, address, apartment, cantonment, colonization,
     commorancy, crash pad, crib, digs, domicile, domiciliation, domus,
     dwelling, dwelling place, fireside, flat, haunt, haven, hearth,
     hearthstone, home, homestead, house, housing, inhabitancy,
     inhabitation, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, nest, nook,
     occupancy, occupation, pad, peopling, place, place to live,
     quarters, residence, residency, roof, rooftree, roost, seat,
     settlement, sojourning, tenement

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in
     him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of
     God's throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, "foundation"), because all
     his acts are founded on justice and judgment. (See Ps. 132:5,
     13; Eph. 2:22, of Canaan, Jerusalem, and the temple as God's
     habitation.) God inhabits eternity (Isa. 57:15), i.e., dwells
     not only among men, but in eternity, where time is unknown; and
     "the praises of Israel" (Ps. 22:3), i.e., he dwells among those
     praises and is continually surrounded by them.

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

  HABITATION, civil law. It was the right of a person to live in the house of 
  another without prejudice to the property. 
       2. It differed from a usufruct in this, that the usufructuary might 
  have applied the house to any purpose, as, a store or manufactory; whereas 
  the party having the right of habitation. could only use it for the 
  residence of himself and family. 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 184 Domat. l. 1, t. 11, s. 
  2, n. 7. 

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

  HABITATION, estates. A dwelling-house, a home-stall. 2 Bl. Com. 4; 4 Bl. 
  Com. 220. Vide House. 

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