Residence

Definition of Residence

Res´i`dence   Pronunciation: r?z´?-dens
n.1.The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, the residence of an American in France or Italy for a year.
The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy.
- Sir M. Hale.
2.The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.
Johnson took up his residence in London.
- Macaulay.
3.(Eng. Eccl. Law) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; - opposed to nonresidence.
4.The place where anything rests permanently.
But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then, . . . fights against his own majesty and kingship.
- Milton.
5.Subsidence, as of a sediment.
6.That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.

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