resiant

noun
res·​i·​ant | \ -nt\
plural -s

Definition of resiant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

resiant

adjective
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Definition of resiant (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic
: abiding in a place : resident

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History and Etymology for resiant

Noun

Middle English resceant, from Middle French reseant, from reseant, adjective

Adjective

Middle English reseant, from Middle French, from Old French, from present participle of reseoir to reside, from Latin residēre

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