The sphere of authority of a colonial resident.(noun)
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Use "residency" in a sentence
"The time to get permanent residency is running about two to three years for petitions by citizens and 10 or more years for petitions by permanent residents."
"Non-residency is a grey area and they like to keep it that way, so they can abuse you."
"Arresting someone in their own home when they have given you identification and proof of residency is exactly what President Obama indicated it was: stupid."