Definition of residency
2 : a territory in a protected state in which the powers of the protecting state are executed by a resident agent
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
You must meet the town's residency requirement in order to vote.
a four-year residency in the country
She recently completed her residency in pediatrics.
First Known Use of residency
RESIDENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of residency for English Language Learners
: 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
Medical Definition of residency
: 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
Legal Definition of residency
1 : an often official place of residence
2 : the condition of being a resident of a particular place
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