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domicile

or domicil

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh-] /ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-/
noun
1.
a place of residence; abode; house or home.
2.
Law. a permanent legal residence.
verb (used with object), domiciled, domiciling.
3.
to establish in a domicile.
Origin of domicile
1470-1480
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
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Examples from the Web for domiciled
Historical Examples
  • The rest of the Episcopalians are in Leinster—round Dublin—where 140,000 are domiciled.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • Of course, they would all have to be domiciled in the West Side.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • And he and his accomplice had been for days and nights domiciled with the Dictator!

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy
  • Two months had gone by and the Hawkins family were domiciled in Hawkeye.

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • In one of these Fred and Samson were domiciled; there was no such thing as a hotel.

  • He was in fact the first painter of any eminence ever domiciled in Mantua.

  • They were all living, and, except Pieter, domiciled in Haarlem.

    Franz Hals Edgcumbe Staley
  • One might surmise that Fernando was domiciled on the continent of Europe, but that was all.

    Hieroglyphics Arthur Machen
  • He wondered in what part of the house Gee-gee and Gid-up were domiciled?

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • It was upon this site she was resolved they should be domiciled.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for domiciled

domicile

/ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl/
noun
1.
a dwelling place
2.
a permanent legal residence
3.
(Brit, commerce) the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
verb
4.
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 domiciled

domicile

n.

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.

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