Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Living together; living together as husband and wife. Cohabitation means having the same habitation, not a sojourn, a habit of visiting or remaining for a time; there must be something more than mere meretricious intercourse. In re Yardley's Estate, 75 Pa. 211; Cox v. State, 117 Ala. 103, 23 South. 806, 41 L. R. A. 760, 67 Am. St. Rep. 166; Turney v. State, 60 Ark. 259, 29 S. W. 893 ; Co.m. v. Lucas, 158 Mass. 81, 32 N. E. 1033 ; Jones r. Com., 80 Va. 20; Brinckle v. Brinckle, 12 Phila. (Pat) 234.