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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Residence  \Res"i*dence\  (r?z"?-dens),  n.  [F.  r['e]sidence.  See 
  1.  The  act  or  fact  of  residing,  abiding,  or  dwelling  in  a 
  place  for  some  continuance  of  time;  as  the  residence  of 
  an  American  in  France  or  Italy  for  a  year. 
  The  confessor  had  often  made  considerable  residences 
  in  Normandy.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
  2.  The  place  where  one  resides;  an  abode;  a  dwelling  or 
  habitation;  esp.,  a  settled  or  permanent  home  or  domicile. 
  ``Near  the  residence  of  Posthumus.''  --Shak. 
  Johnson  took  up  his  residence  in  London.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  (Eng.Eccl.Law)  The  residing  of  an  incumbent  on  his 
  benefice;  --  opposed  to  nonresidence. 
  4.  The  place  where  anything  rests  permanently. 
  But  when  a  king  sets  himself  to  bandy  against  the 
  highest  court  and  residence  of  all  his  regal  power, 
  he  then,  .  .  .  fights  against  his  own  majesty  and 
  kingship.  --Milton. 
  5.  Subsidence,  as  of  a  sediment.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  6.  That  which  falls  to  the  bottom  of  liquors;  sediment;  also 
  refuse;  residuum.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  Syn:  Domiciliation;  sojourn;  stay;  abode;  home;  dwelling; 
  habitation;  domicile;  mansion. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  person's  legal  place  of  residence  [syn:  {abode}] 
  2:  the  official  house  or  establishment  of  an  important  person 
  (as  a  sovereign  or  president);  "he  refused  to  live  in  the 
  governor's  residence" 
  3:  the  act  of  dwelling  in  a  place  [syn:  {residency},  {abidance}] 
  4:  a  large  and  imposing  house  [syn:  {mansion},  {mansion  house}, 
  {manse},  {hall}] 

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