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residentiary

[ rez-i-den-shee-er-ee, -shuh-ree ]
/ 藢r蓻z 瑟藞d蓻n 蕛i藢蓻r i, -蕛蓹 ri /
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adjective
residing; resident.
involving or under obligation to be in official residence.
noun, plural res路i路den路ti路ar路ies.
a resident.
an ecclesiastic bound to official residence.
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Origin of residentiary

1515鈥25; <Medieval Latin residenti膩rius, equivalent to residenti(a) residence + -膩rius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for residentiary

residentiary
/ (藢r蓻z瑟藞d蓻n蕛蓹r瑟) /

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