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permanent resident

(Canadian) an immigrant who has been given official residential status, often prior to being granted citizenship
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  • This very beautiful bird is a permanent resident in the British Islands, although it is only met sparingly along our coasts.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • It is a permanent resident, but does not appear to occur south of the Godaveri.

    Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • Mr. Belford, this makes you a permanent resident of our city, Sir.

    Bolanyo Opie Percival Read
  • Hence the former is set down as a migrant in England, while the latter is thought to be a permanent resident.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • Dr. Milne, as has been stated, was not a permanent resident of the Post.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • It is only a visitor in France and Germany, but in Holland it is found a permanent resident.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • This is a permanent resident and builds a nest on the ground like that of the common skylark.

    Indian Birds Douglas Dewar
  • It is a permanent resident in this island, and in winter appears in immense flocks.

    Fresh Fields John Burroughs

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