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reside in sth/sb

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with reside   /rɪˈzaɪd/ formal us  
If a power or quality resides in someone or something, the person or thing has that power or quality: The power to sack employees resides in the Board of Directors.
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