res·i·dence /'re-zə-dəns/ n
1: the act or fact of living in a place
2 a: the place where one actually lives as distinguished from a domicile or place of temporary sojourn
a person can have more than one residence but only one domicile
◇ A distinction is usu. maintained between domicile and residence based on the relative permanency of a domicile and the intent to make it a principal place of abode. In some contexts, however, such as for determining proper venue domicile and residence are used as synonyms. Similarly residence and domicile are sometimes used as synonyms with regard to the place of incorporation of a business.
b: a place in which a corporation does business or is licensed to do business
3: the status of a resident

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abode, accommodations, address, billet, commorance, commorancy, domicile, domiciliation, domicilium, domus, dwelling, habitancy, habitat, habitation, home, housing, inhabitancy, inhabitation, living place, living quarters, lodgings, lodgment, place, place of residence, quarters, residency, sedes associated concepts: domicile, legal residence, residency requirement II index abode, address, apartment, building (structure), domicile, dwelling, habitation (act of inhabiting), habitation (dwelling place), headquarters, home (domicile), homestead, house, household, inhabitation (place of dwelling), lodging, occupancy, occupation (possession), seat

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The place where someone lives; a person’s home or dwelling; the condition of living in a place. See also domicile

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) The place where one makes his or her home. (Compare: domicile)
2) In corporation law, a business's state of incorporation.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Divorce & Family Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. A place of abode with some permanence; residence requires bodily presence and is distinct from domicile, which requires both bodily presence and intent to make it one's home. A person may have many places of residence, but only one domicile; a house or apartment; the place where a corporation does business, or is registered to do business.
See also domicile.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Personal presence at some place of abode.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Personal presence at some place of abode.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) the place where one makes his/her home. However, a person may have his/her state of "domicile" elsewhere for tax or other purposes, especially if the residence is for convenience or not of long standing.
   2) in corporation law, the state of incorporation.
   See also: resident

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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