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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)


noun addressee, boarder, burgess, denizen, dweller, habitant, habitator, indweller, inhabitant, inhabiter, inmate, lodger, native, occupant, occupier, oppidan, resider, settler, sojourner, tenant, townsman, villager
See also: citizen, constituent, denizen, domiciliary, habitant, inhabitant, inmate, lessee, lodger, member, occupant, tenant

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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However, the scorecard awards points for items without ever asking the residents and families if they want them, such as people baking in their living areas, aromatherapy, massages, pets living on the premises with residents, and residents doing laundry within the living areas.
citizens and residents, while Canada's income tax is based only on residence.
Instead, residents now have to use a 3 1/2-mile back route that also cuts through private land, twisting and turning over rocky terrain.
Existing residents who are experiencing the growing complications of aging are obviously trying to cope with their physical afflictions.
Targeting antibiotic treatment only to residents and staff known to be at specific risk of GAS may be an ineffective outbreak control measure.
Finally, a post-payment review by tax department personnel may be impractical, especially where there are a large number of payments to residents or non-residents that are not subject to withholding tax.
Daley with a telling typo: "We share your vision of a and together we will make revolutionary changes in public housing, which will mean a better life for all its residents.
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According to Bet Weatherhead, Supervisor of the Deaf-Blind Community-based Apartments, some hearing residents in the apartment complex are learning sign language so they may communicate with their new neighbors.
These projects attracted a large majority of residents from New York's lower East side and, when they moved in, most were near retirement age - somewhere between 50 and 65.
residents averaged only about $20 billion, a figure that has grown little in the past five years and is quite small relative to total loans to nondepository institutions by the domestic offices of U.
The quality and quantity of staff-resident interactions are critical ingredients in the care and improvement of residents (McCord, 1981).

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