n. The act of residing or dwelling in a place permanently or for a considerable time.n. A place of residing or abode; especially, the place where a person resides; a dwelling; a habitation.n. That in which anything permanently rests or inheres.n. A remaining; or abiding where one's duties lie, or where one's occupation is properly carried on; ecclesiastical, the presence of a bishop in his diocese, a canon in his cathedral or collegiate church, or a rector or an incumbent in his benefice: opposed to non-residence.n. In law:n. The place where a man's habitation is fixed without any present intention of removing it therefrom; domicile.n. An established abode, fixed for a considerable time, whether with or without a present intention of ultimate removal.n. The settling or settlement of liquors; the process of clearing, as by the settling of sediment.n. That which settles or is deposited, as the thick part of wine that has grown old in bottle.n. Any residue or remnant.n. Synonyms Domiciliation, inhabitancy, sojourn, stay.n. Home, domicile, mansion. See abide.