[non-rez-i-duh nt]
  1. a person who is nonresident.

Origin of nonresident

First recorded in 1520–30; non- + resident
Related formsnon·res·i·dence, non·res·i·den·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for non-residence


  1. a person who is not residing in the place implied or specifiedthe hotel restaurant is open to nonresidents
  2. a British person employed abroad on a contract for a minimum of one year, who is exempt from UK income tax provided that he does not spend more than 90 days in the UK during that tax year
  1. not residing in the place specified
Derived Formsnonresidence or nonresidency, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-residence

also nonresidence, late 14c., originally with reference to clergy, from non- + residence. Related: Non-residency.

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