Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fact of not residing or having one's abode within a particular jurisdiction: as, non-residence stands in the way of his appointment.
  • noun Failure to reside where offcial duties require one to reside; a residing away from the place in which one is required by law or the duties of his office or station to reside, as a clergyman's living away from his pastorate or charge, or a landlord's not living on his own estate or in his own country, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or condition of being nonresident

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or condition of being nonresident.
  • noun countable A building, such as a commercial property, that is not a residence.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

non- +‎ residence

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