residentiary

1 of 2

noun

res·​i·​den·​ti·​ary
ˌrezəˈdenchēˌerē,
-chərē
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

residentiary

2 of 2

adjective

"
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
2

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

Adjective

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

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“Residentiary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residentiary. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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