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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Habitud, n. Also: -ude[e.m.E. habytude (1540), ME. abitude (c 1400), L. habitūdo.] Intimate relationship, association, communion. Also, a normal condition or disposition of a person. — 1490 Irland Mir. I. 152/7.
This haly lady … had gret conueniens and habitud with the diuinite
Ib. fol. 247.
The saule of man has twa habitudis and fallouschippis with the body
1549 Compl. 21/24.
For mutations of varldly felicite is ane natural habitude

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