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[non-rez-i-duh nt]
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  1. not resident in a particular place.
  2. not residing where official duties require a person to reside.
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  1. a person who is nonresident.
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Origin of nonresident

First recorded in 1520–30; non- + resident
Related formsnon·res·i·dence, non·res·i·den·cy, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He was non-resident, and the numerous churches were served by a curate.

    The Parish Clerk (1907)

    Peter Hampson Ditchfield

  • It was also represented on the board of instruction by a non-resident lecturer.

    Unitarianism in America

    George Willis Cooke

  • In all there were about two hundred thousand non-resident voters in England and Wales.

  • The non-resident trapper has to pay a license of fifteen dollars and the local trapper a license of three dollars.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper

    Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock

  • Don Ramón would receive orders to carry his district for some non-resident, who might not have lived there more than a day or two.

    The Torrent

    Vicente Blasco Ibaez

British Dictionary definitions for non-resident


  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
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  1. not residing in the place specified
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Derived Formsnonresidence or nonresidency, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-resident


also nonresident, early 15c., from non- + resident.

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