What does residency mean?

Definitions for residency
ˈrɛz ɪ dən sires·i·den·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. residency, residence, abidancenoun

    the act of dwelling in a place

  2. residencynoun

    the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)


  1. residencynoun

    The position or term of a medical resident

  2. residencynoun

    The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a particular venue

  3. residencynoun

    The condition of being a resident of a particular place

  4. residencynoun

    The home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies


  1. residency

    Residency is a state or period of living or dwelling in a particular place, often referring to a temporary or permanent stay at a particular location. In a broader sense, it can also refer to a stage of professional medical training, after graduation from medical school, during which a physician practices medicine under the supervision of a fully licensed physician, often at a hospital or clinic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Residencynoun


  2. Residencynoun

    a political agency at a native court in British India, held by an officer styled the Resident; also, a Dutch commercial colony or province in the East Indies


  1. Residency

    Residency is the act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place. Residency is a concept which heavily affects a the legal rights and responsibilities that are available to a person, including eligibility to vote, eligibility to stand for political office, eligibility to access government services, responsibility to pay taxes, and on and so forth.

Editors Contribution

  1. residency

    A natural official legislative right to remain and reside in the country or nation of our birth.

    Residency is granted to every citizen of a country or nation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of residency in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of residency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of residency in a Sentence

  1. Victor Sulbaran:

    They put down thousands of hurdles so that you can't change your residency.

  2. Thant Kyaw:

    If they are Myanmars and if they show that their residency is from Myanmar, I think (the) Myanmar government has the obligation to bring them back. So we need to know who really are Myanmar citizens.

  3. Executive Chairman Georg Chmiel:

    Purchasing real estate is not the first step in coming to this country. More important is to obtain legal residency, over the next two to five years, there could be a substantial impact on the property market as these individuals look to settle down and purchase, but for now, it is too early for that.

  4. Hamid Baeidinejad:

    UK Govt's extension of diplomatic protection to Ms Zaghari contravenes int'l law. Govts may only exercise such protection for own nationals, as (the) UK Govt is acutely aware, Iran does not recognize dual nationality. Irrespective of UK residency, Ms Zaghari thus remains Iranian.

  5. Richard Painter:

    This is a program that's been around for a long time, but we shouldn't have a president making decisions about that program when he himself stands to benefit from the investments that these people are making because, once again, what this program is all about is telling people you're going to get residency in the United States if you bring a lot of money along with you and invest it in American businesses, the President should not be the owner of some of those businesses that are going to be getting that money if he's administering that program, or if his administration is.

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