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n. a person who lives in a particular place. However, the term is vague depending on the permanence of the occupation. (See: residence)

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RESIDENT, international law. A minister, according to diplomatic language, of a third order, less in dignity than an ambassador, or an envoy. This term formerly related only to the continuance of the minister's stay, but now it is confined to ministers of this class.
     2. The resident does not represent the prince's person in his dignity, but only his affairs. His representation is in reality of the same nature as that of the envoy; hence he is often termed, as well as the envoy, a minister of the second order, thus distinguishing only two classes of public ministers, the former consisting of ambassadors who are invested with the representative character in preeminence, the latter comprising all other ministers, who do not possess that exalted character. This is the most necessary distinction, and indeed the only essential one. Vattel liv. 4, c. 6, 73.

RESIDENT, persons. A person coming into a place with intention to establish his domicil or permanent residence, and who in consequence actually remains there. Time is not so essential as the intent, executed by making or beginning an actual establishment, though it be abandoned in a longer, or shorter period. See 6 Hall's Law Journ. 68; 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 373; 20 John. 211 2 Pet. Ad. R. 450; 2 Scamm. R. 377.

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Campbell-Walsh Urology and AUA/CUA guidelines were reported as highly useful by greater than 80% of chief residents. Core teaching and lectures were rated as less useful than other methods.
Alford, of Boston University, and his colleagues initially targeted generalist chief residents specializing in internal medicine, family practice, and emergency medicine because providers in those specialties are increasingly prescribing opioids for chronic pain at a time when opioid abuse is becoming a public health problem.
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When you select a sunscreen this summer, be sure that you are getting all the protection you need against ultraviolet radiation, cautions Alexa Boer, chief resident in dermatology at Stanford (Calif.) Hospital and Clinics.
Although the proposition sounds like an old wives' tale, Shoghag Lajinian, chief resident at the SUNY Health Science Center of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sure she saw more women in premature labor during the hottest, most humid days of the year.
In the early seventies, boyd, then chief resident at Cook County Hospital's trauma unit, helped persuade Governor Richard Ogilvie to institute the nation's first coordinated, statewide system of emergency medical care.
The accused appeared againbefore chief resident magistrate Edna Nyaloti on Wednesday.
He completed his neurosurgery residency and served as chief resident at the Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital, and general surgery internship at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
He did his dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where he was chief resident his final year.

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