in residence

in-residence

[in-rez-i-duhns]
adjective
assigned to a staff position in an institution such as a college or university, while allowed sufficient time to pursue one's own professional work, study, or research (usually used in combination): a poet-in-residence at the university.

Origin:
1835–45

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in residence

Committed to live and work in a certain place, often for a specific length of time. For example, He loved being the college's poet in residence. This expression, dating from the 1300s, originally referred to ecclesiastical clerics whose presence was required in a specific church. It was extended to other appointments in the mid-1800s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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