Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    One who has a home in a place. See 124 Mass. 132, 26 Am. Rep. 650.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who resides actually and permanently In a given place, and has his domicile there. Ex parte Shaw, 145 U. S. 444, 12 Sup. Ct. 935, 36 In Ed. 768; The Pizarro, 2 Wheat, 245, 4 L. Ed. 226. "The words 'inhabitant,' 'citizen,' and 'resident,' as employed in different constitutions to define the qualifications of electors, mean substantially the same thing; and one is an inhabitant. resident or citizen at the place where he has his domicile or home." Co.oley, Const. Lim. 600. But the terms "resident" and "inhabitant" have also been held not synonymous, the latter implying a more fixed and permanent abode than the former, and importing privileges and duties to which a mere resident would not be subject. Tazewell County v. Davenport, 40 111. 197.