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residentiary

noun res·i·den·ti·ary \ ˌrezəˈdenchēˌerē , -chərē \

Definition of residentiary

plural -es
1 : an ecclesiastic who is or who is obliged to be in residence for a certain time
2 : one who is resident : resident

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Origin and Etymology of residentiary

Medieval Latin residentiarius, from residentia residence + -arius -ary


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residentiary

adjective \ " \

Definition of residentiary

1 : having residence : residing, resident
  • a residentiary guardian
; specifically : under ecclesiastical obligation to be in residence for a certain time (as at a cathedral)
  • a canon residentiary

Origin and Etymology of residentiary

Medieval Latin residentiarius, from residentia residence + -arius -ary


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