plural -s
: 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)

Word History


Spanish, literally, residence, from Medieval Latin residentia

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“Residencia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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