noun (plural -cies) Date: 1579 1. a. a usually official place of residence b. a state or period of residence <
a 20-year residency in the city
; also residence 2c 2. a territory in a protected state in which the powers of the protecting state are executed by a resident agent 3. a. a period of advanced training in a medical specialty that normally follows graduation from medical school and licensing to practice medicine b. residence 4b c. a period as an artist in residence

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