|n.||1.||The act or fact of residing, abiding, or dwelling in a place for some continuance of time; as, the residence of an American in France or Italy for a year.|
|2.||The place where one resides; an abode; a dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or domicile.|
|3.||(Eng. Eccl. Law) The residing of an incumbent on his benefice; - opposed to nonresidence.|
|4.||The place where anything rests permanently.|
|5.||Subsidence, as of a sediment.|
|6.||That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.|
|Noun||1.||residence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"|
|2.||residence - the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president); "he refused to live in the governor's residence"|
|3.||residence - the act of dwelling in a place|
|4.||residence - a large and imposing house|
RESIDENCE. The place of one's domicil. (q.v.) There is a difference between
a man's residence and his domicil. He may have his domicil in Philadelphia,
and still he may have a residence in New York; for although a man can have
but one domicil, he may have several residences. A residence is generally
transient in its nature, it becomes a domicil when it is taken up animo
manendi. Roberts; Ecc. R. 75.
2. Residence is prima facie evidence of national character, but this may at all times be explained. When it is for a special purpose and transient in its nature, it does not destroy the national character.
3. In some cases the law requires that the residence of an officer shall be in the district in which he is required to exercise his functions. Fixing his residence elsewhere without an intention of returning, would violate such law. Vide the cases cited under the article Domicil; Place of residence.