Cohabitation Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Cohabitation, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Cohabitation?

A man and a woman (or in some cases the same sex people) staying together in the same house or at same address for certain long period of time, as if they were married , though not, is known as Cohabitation. The court assumes that they are having a sexual relationship as well as a married couple would. There are certain rights and regulations given by the court to such unmarried couples. There may be several reasons for these couples to stay as a single yet living together as if married to one another. Some states do not allow such relationship and term it as criminal offence under adultery law.