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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: résider, from Latin residere 'to sit back, remain, stay', from sedere 'to sit'

reside

verb
     
re‧side [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
formal to live in a particular place:
He spent most of his time in Rutherglen, where his family resided.

reside in something/somebody

phrasal verb
1 to be present in or consist of something:
Joe's talent resides in his storytelling abilities.
2 also reside within something/somebody if a power, right etc resides in something or someone, it belongs to them:
Executive power resides in the President.

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