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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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Related Words for nonresident

different, unfamiliar, alien, external, overseas, offshore, strange, alienated, antipodal, barbarian, barbaric, distant, exotic, expatriate, extraneous, extrinsic, far, far-fetched, faraway, immigrant

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Contemporary Examples of nonresident

Historical Examples of nonresident

  • They had no title to it, but as the owners were nonresident minors they were not disturbed.

    The Story of the Mormons

    William Alexander Linn

  • Also he appointed a few of his councilors as nonresident Justices of the Peace.

  • A nonresident, however able and distinguished he might be as a statesman, would have little chance of election.

  • The tables are turned; it is no longer the nonresident Jew and the hypothetical Unitarian who are excepted.

    The Beginners of a Nation

    Edward Eggleston.

  • Against the newcomers, profitable as they were, still existed the ancient antipathy of the resident for the nonresident.

    The Covered Wagon

    Emerson Hough

British Dictionary definitions for nonresident


  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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