residentiary

noun
res·​i·​den·​ti·​ary | \ ˌrezəˈdenchēˌerē, -chərē \
plural -es

Definition of residentiary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

residentiary

adjective
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Definition of residentiary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for residentiary

Noun

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

Adjective

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

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“Residentiary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residentiary. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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