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permanent resident

(Canadian) an immigrant who has been given official residential status, often prior to being granted citizenship
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  • Dr. Milne, as has been stated, was not a permanent resident of the Post.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • A church is no stronger than its permanent resident leadership.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson
  • It is a permanent resident, but does not appear to occur south of the Godaveri.

    Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • She had supposed him to be a permanent resident of New York.

    The Adventures of Sally P. G. Wodehouse
  • Mr. Belford, this makes you a permanent resident of our city, Sir.


    Opie Percival Read
  • Her back was toward him, but the garb and mien proclaimed one, not a permanent resident of the village.

  • Hence the former is set down as a migrant in England, while the latter is thought to be a permanent resident.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • So insisting, he sat down, putting his own firm base against the said rock, and prepared to become a permanent resident.

    Roughing it De Luxe Irvin S. Cobb

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