resident

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Non-citizen allowed by a state to have his or her temporary or permanent residence within its political boundaries, and to have the right to be an employee or employer. A resident can usually cast his or her ballot in local municipal and national elections but cannot be a candidate, diplomat, or head of armed forces or the state. Also called resident alien. See also citizen and domicile.

Use 'resident' in a Sentence

I was a resident of the apartment complex, so I had to follow the rules that the landlord had set for me.
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Although some people living in the united states are not citizens, the government gives them the option to be considered a resident.
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The French girl was a resident of the United States while she was studying molecular biology at Stanford University, so she could not vote in the election.
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