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Meaning of HABITANT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hab`it*ant\, n. [F. habitant. See {Habit}, v. t.]
1. An inhabitant; a dweller. --Milton. Pope.

2. [F. pron.] An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to
   and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in
   Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually
   in plural.

         The habitants or cultivators of the soil. --Parkman.

 

 

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