resiant

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman resceant, Middle French resseant et al., from Latin resident-, present participle of residēre.

Noun[edit]

resiant (plural resiants)

  1. (obsolete) A resident. [15th-19th c.]

Adjective[edit]

resiant (comparative more resiant, superlative most resiant)

  1. (obsolete) Resident. [15th-19th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.11:
      That was to weet the famous Troynovant, / In which her kingdomes throne is chiefly resiant.

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