Hypertext Webster Gateway: "inhabitant"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Inhabitant \In*hab"it*ant\, n. [L. inhabitans, -antis, p. pr. of
1. One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as
distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an
inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.
``Frail inhabitants of earth.'' --Cowper.

In this place, they report that they saw inhabitants
which were very fair and fat people. --Abp. Abbot.

2. (Law) One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or
parish; a permanent resident.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a person who inhabits a particular place [syn: {dweller}, {denizen}]

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