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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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For example, a foreign resident's rented showroom space in the U.S.
Because it is a legal document bearing the resident's signature, practitioners immediately view the proxy decision maker as the person who should make the decisions on the resident's behalf, even when the resident is still able to make his or her own decisions.
For true culture change, the dominant culture should include a reliable process to define, measure, and deliver a high level of individual resident and family satisfaction.
resident decedent and spouse (regardless of residency) will be treated as Canadian residents and will be allowed the spousal rollover; see Treaty Article XXIX B.5.
Average annual resident turnover rates range from 25 to 35 percent IL, and 50 percent or higher for many assisted living (AL) communities.
In October 2000, the Hamilton public health unit was notified of a 97-year-old female nursing home resident (index case-patient 1) admitted to an area hospital with cellulitis and group A streptococcal bacteremia.
(5) For example, CCRA has declined to permit undertakings (e.g., guarantees of payment) by a Canadian resident company in lieu of imposing the withholding taxes on payments to related non-resident service-provider companies.
At a March 9 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, the Chicago Housing Authority inaugurated 24 presidents of Local Advisory Councils, or LAGs, the official resident leadership groups elected every three years.
Many foreign nationals working in the United States may have a problem: They inadvertently could become resident aliens.
But I did notice the young resident I had met earlier, a small guy with thick glasses and curly brown hair who looked as if he was stoned out of his mind.
With assistance from apartment staff and a deaf-blind specialist, the new resident was able to relocate and find and maintain employment.
* Providing environmental evaluations of the resident's apartment.

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