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Definition of "residentiary" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "residentiary" in a sentence
  • "Moving to America, and by now styling himself as the Reverend Leigh-Pink, he became canon residentiary of Cathedral Church of St. Mark in Grand Rapids, Michigan."
  • "This conduct, at the very outset of my career in the county, made me not a little popular; and the residentiary canon, who did me the favour to sup with me at the inn, went away after the sixth bottle, hiccuping the most solemn vows for the welfare of such a p-p-pious gentleman."
  • "These immobile people are presumed to be ‘residentiary adjusted.’"