Res"i*dence (r?z"?-dens), n. [F.
résidence. See Resident.] 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.
The confessor had often made considerable
residences in Normandy. Sir M. Hale.
2. The place where one resides; an abode; a
dwelling or habitation; esp., a settled or permanent home or
domicile. "Near the residence of Posthumus."
Johnson took up his residence in
3. (Eng.Eccl.Law) The residing of an
incumbent on his benefice; -- opposed to
4. The place where anything rests
But when a king sets himself to bandy against the
highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then, .
. . fights against his own majesty and kingship.
5. Subsidence, as of a sediment. [Obs.]
6. That which falls to the bottom of liquors;
sediment; also, refuse; residuum. [Obs.] Jer.
Syn. -- Domiciliation; sojourn; stay; abode; home; dwelling;
habitation; domicile; mansion.