residency

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

Definition of residency

plural residencies
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 :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

  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.

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First Known Use of residency

1579


RESIDENCY Defined for English Language Learners

residency

noun

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 Dictionary

residency

noun res·i·den·cy \ ˈrez-əd-ən-sē \

medical Definition of residency

plural residencies
: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

noun res·i·den·cy \ ˈre-zə-dən-sē \

legal Definition of residency

plural residencies
1 :an often official place of residence
2 :the condition of being a resident of a particular place


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