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residence

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noun res·i·dence \ˈre-zə-dən(t)s, ˈrez-dən(t)s, ˈre-zə-ˌden(t)s\

Simple Definition of residence

  • : the state of living in a particular place

  • : the place where someone lives

  • : legal permission to live in a country

Full Definition of residence

  1. 1 a :  the act or fact of dwelling in a place for some time b :  the act or fact of living or regularly staying at or in some place for the discharge of a duty or the enjoyment of a benefit

  2. 2 a (1) :  the place where one actually lives as distinguished from one's domicile or a place of temporary sojourn (2) :  domicile 2a b :  the place where a corporation is actually or officially established c :  the status of a legal resident

  3. 3 a :  a building used as a home :  dwelling b :  housing or a unit of housing provided for students

  4. 4 a :  the period or duration of abode in a place b :  a period of active and especially full-time study, research, or teaching at a college or university

in residence
  1. :  engaged to live and work at a particular place often for a specified time <poet in residence at a university>

Examples of residence

  1. He recently ended his residence at the apartment complex.

  2. They were granted residence in this country.



14th Century

First Known Use of residence

14th century




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