Pronunciation: (hu-bich'OO-ul), [key]
1. of the nature of a habit; fixed by or resulting from habit: habitual courtesy.
2. being such by habit: a habitual gossip.
3. commonly used, followed, observed, etc., as by a particular person; customary: She took her habitual place at the table.
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