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English definition of “residence”

residence

noun     /ˈrezɪdəns/ formal
[C or U] PROPERTY a home, or the fact of living in a particular home: The property will be used as her main residence. Many banks require proof of residence to open an account. someone's place of residence
[U] (also residency) LAW permission to live in a particular country that you were not born in: apply for/seek residence An estimated 60% of the workers intend to seek permanent residence.offer sb/give sb residence A 1997 law offered legal residence to many Nicaraguan expatriates → See also primary residence
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