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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Habitual \Ha*bit"ual\ (h[.a]*b[i^]t"[-u]*al; 135), a. [Cf. F.
habituel, LL. habitualis. See Habit, n.]
1. Formed or acquired by habit or use.
An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims.
2. According to habit; established by habit; customary;
constant; as, the habitual practice of sin.
It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to
be grateful for the most common and ordinary
Syn: Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary;
regular; familiar. -- Ha*bit"u*al*ly, adv. --
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: according to habit or custom; "her habitually severe
expression"; "he habitually keeps his office door closed"
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "habitually":
again and again, as a rule, as per usual, as things go, as usual,
chiefly, chronically, commonly, consistently, customarily,
frequently, generally, in many instances, inveterately, mainly,
many a time, many times, most often, mostly, naturally, normally,
normatively, not infrequently, not seldom, oft, often,
often enough, oftentimes, ofttimes, ordinarily, persistently,
prescriptively, recurringly, regularly, repeatedly, repetitively,
routinely, to be expected, unseldom, usually, whenever you wish,
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
HABITUALLY. Customarily, by habit. or frequent use or practice, or so
frequently, as to show a design of repeating the same act. 2 N. S. 622: 1
Mart. Lo. R. 149.
2. In order to found proceedings in lunacy, it is requisite that the
insanity should be habitual, yet it is not necessary that it should be
continued. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 379.
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