1》 a person who lives somewhere on a long-term basis.
    ↘a bird, butterfly, or other animal of a species that does not migrate.
    ↘Brit. a guest in a hotel who stays for one or more nights.
    ↘US a pupil who boards at a boarding school.
2》 N. Amer. a medical graduate engaged in specialized practice under supervision in a hospital.
3》 an intelligence agent in a foreign country.
4》 historical a British government agent in any semi-independent state, especially the Governor General's representative at the court of an Indian state.
1》 living somewhere on a long-term basis.
    ↘having quarters on the premises of one's work.
    ↘attached to and working regularly for a particular institution.
    ↘(of a bird, butterfly, or other animal) non-migratory.
2》 (of a computer program, file, etc.) immediately available in computer memory, rather than having to be loaded from elsewhere.
residentship noun (historical).
ME: from L. resident-, residere 'remain'.

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