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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a residence, especially an official one.
  • adj. Involving or requiring official residence.
  • n. One who resides in a certain place; a resident.
  • n. A member of the clergy required to live in an official residence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or having residence (especially official residence)
  • n. A canon who has an official residence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having residence
  • n. One who is resident.
  • n. An ecclesiastic who keeps a certain residence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or keeping a residence; residing; especially (ecclesiastical), bound to reside a certain time at a cathedral church: as, a canon residentiary of St. Paul's.
  • Of or pertaining to a residentiary.
  • n. One who or that which is resident.
  • n. An ecclesiastic who keeps a certain residence.

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