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. [1913 Webster]

An habitual knowledge of certain rules and maxims. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. According to habit; established by habit; customary; constant; as, the habitual practice of sin. [1913 Webster]

It is the distinguishing mark of habitual piety to be grateful for the most common and ordinary blessings. --Buckminster.

Syn: Customary; accustomed; usual; common; wonted; ordinary; regular; familiar. -- {Ha*bit"u*al*ly}, adv. -- {Ha*bit"u*al*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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