Meaning of “habitual” in the English Dictionary

"habitual" in British English

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habitualadjective

uk /həˈbɪtʃ.u.əl/ us /həˈbɪtʃ.u.əl/ formal

(Definition of “habitual” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"habitual" in American English

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habitualadjective [ not gradable ]

us /həˈbɪtʃ·u·əl/

usual or repeated:

Longer prison sentences will help keep habitual criminals off the streets.
habitually
adverb [ not gradable ] us /həˈbɪtʃ·u·ə·li/

She was habitually late.

(Definition of “habitual” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)