residencia

noun
res·​i·​den·​cia | \ ˌrezəˈden(t)sēə, -)thēə \
plural -s

Definition of residencia

: a court or inquiry held in Spanish countries for a period of 70 days by a specially commissioned judge to examine into the conduct of a retiring high official (as a viceroy, captain general, governor)

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History and Etymology for residencia

Spanish, literally, residence, from Medieval Latin residentia

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“Residencia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residencia. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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