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residence

noun
     
res‧i‧dence
1 [countable] formal a house, especially a large or official one:
the ambassador's official residence
2 [uncountable] legal permission to live in a country for a certain period of time [= residency]:
a residence permit
permanent/temporary residence
Jeff has permanent residence in Canada, but is still a US citizen.
3 [uncountable] formal the state of living in a place [= residency]:
Rome was his main place of residence.
4

artist/writer etc in residence

ABO an artist etc who has been officially chosen by a college or other institution to work there
5

take up residence

formal to start living in a place:
He took up residence in Chicago.
6

in residence

formal living in a place at a particular time
The emperor was in residence at his summer palace.

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