residentiary

[rez-i-den-shee-er-ee, -shuh-ree]
noun, plural res·i·den·ti·ar·ies.
  1. a resident.
  2. an ecclesiastic bound to official residence.

Origin of residentiary

1515–25; < Medieval Latin residentiārius, equivalent to residenti(a) residence + -ārius -ary
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residentiary

adjective
  1. residing in a place, esp officially; resident
  2. subject to an obligation to reside in an official residencea residentiary benefice
noun plural -tiaries
  1. a member of the clergy obliged to reside in the place of his official appointment
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