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or domicil

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh-] /ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-/
a place of residence; abode; house or home.
Law. a permanent legal residence.
verb (used with object), domiciled, domiciling.
to establish in a domicile.
Origin of domicile
1470-80; < Middle French < Latin domicilium, perhaps equivalent to *domicol(a) (domi-, combining form of domus house + -cola dweller; see colonus) + -ium -ium
Related forms
undomiciled, adjective Unabridged
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  • His wife had made a nice place for it in the back yard as a domicile.

  • But the domicile of the worthy vaquero was not empty, for all that.

    The Forest Exiles Mayne Reid
  • The domicile of the wren is simply a small edition of the last, and often contains as many as seven or eight eggs.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • It would now be his turn to visit Lucius Mason at his domicile.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • Into their domicile the birds convey a good deal of grass, which they cover with a soft layer of hair, feathers and wool.

  • Uncle Boz used to say, as he pointed with a complacent air at his domicile.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • It is clear that having no papers and no domicile, you are a vagabond, and as such must be committed to prison.

    Condemned as a Nihilist George Alfred Henty
  • People went in and came out, just as if it had been the domicile of no ghost.

  • Now, if the father happened to hold a Scotch domicile, and the mother lived with him as his wife, the child would be legitimate.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • We will not trouble about his domicile, the Place will tell us that!

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
British Dictionary definitions for domicile


a dwelling place
a permanent legal residence
(Brit, commerce) the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
to establish or be established in a dwelling place
Word Origin
C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house
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Word Origin and History for domicile

mid-15c., from Middle French domicile (14c.), from Latin domicilium, perhaps from domus "house" (see domestic) + colere "to dwell" (see colony). As a verb, it is first attested 1809. Related: Domiciled; domiciliary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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