RES'IDENT, a. [L. residens.]

Dwelling or having an abode in a place for a continuance of time, but not definite; as a minister resident at the court of St. James. A B is now resident in South America.


1. One who resides or dwells in a place for some time. A B is now a resident in London.

2. A public minister who resides at a foreign court. It is usually applied to ministers of a rank inferior to that of embassadors.