Res"i*dence (r?z"?-dens), n. [F. r'esidence. See Resident.]
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.
The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.
"Near the residence
Johnson took up his residence in London.
The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to nonresidence.
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.
Subsidence, as of a sediment.
That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
Syn. -- Domiciliation; sojourn; stay; abode; home; dwelling; habitation; domicile; mansion.
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