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1 : practicing or acting in some manner by force of custom, habit, or addiction [a drunkard]
2 : being such a specified number of times or with designated regularity [ offenders]
3 : involved in the practice of a person's usual behavior [her residence]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.