1. (zoology) habitude; mode of life; bearing, general appearance.
  2. (botany) habit; general shape and appearance of a species or variety of plant.
  3. (sociology) The lifestyle, values, dispositions and expectations of particular social groups that are acquired through the activities and experiences of everyday life.
  4. (liturgy) The liturgical clothing of monks, nuns and the clerical community, metaphorically referring to the religious mode of life.

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