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residency

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noun res·i·den·cy \ˈre-zə-dən(t)-sē, ˈrez-dən(t)-, ˈre-zə-ˌden(t)-\

Simple Definition of residency

  • : the state or fact of living in a place

  • : a period of time when someone lives in a place

  • : legal permission to live in a place

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of residency

plural residencies

  1. 1 a :  a usually official place of residence b :  a state or period of residence <a 20-year residency in the city>; also :  residence 2c

  2. 2 :  a territory in a protected state in which the powers of the protecting state are executed by a resident agent

  3. 3 a :  a period of advanced training in a medical specialty that normally follows graduation from medical school and licensing to practice medicine b :  residence 4b c :  a period as an artist in residence

Examples of residency in a sentence

  1. You must meet the town's residency requirement in order to vote.

  2. a four-year residency in the country

  3. She recently completed her residency in pediatrics.



1579

First Known Use of residency

1579


Medical Dictionary

residency

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noun res·i·den·cy \ˈrez-əd-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of residency

plural residencies

  1. :  a period of advanced medical training and education that normally follows graduation from medical school and licensing to practice medicine and that consists of supervised practice of a specialty in a hospital and in its outpatient department and instruction from specialists on the hospital staff




Law Dictionary

residency

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noun res·i·den·cy \ˈre-zə-dən-sē\

Legal Definition of residency

plural residencies

  1. 1 :  an often official place of residence

  2. 2 :  the condition of being a resident of a particular place





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