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[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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Examples from the Web for domiciled
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  • Legatees are entitled to be paid in the money of the country in which the testator is domiciled and the will is made.

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

    A Little Miss Nobody Amy Bell Marlowe
  • In one of these Fred and Samson were domiciled; there was no such thing as a hotel.

  • The rest of the Episcopalians are in Leinster—round Dublin—where 140,000 are domiciled.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • All members of such military organizations who are not domiciled in the said area shall be required to leave it.

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

    The Gilded Age, Complete Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
  • Once domiciled here, she is helpless in my hands, for I can either gain her inner secrets, or boldly checkmate her.

    A Fascinating Traitor Richard Henry Savage
  • He was in fact the first painter of any eminence ever domiciled in Mantua.

  • They allied themselves with the domestics of great houses, and domiciled themselves with the laundresses connected with them.

    Princes and Poisoners Frantz Funck-Brentano
  • They were all living, and, except Pieter, domiciled in Haarlem.

    Franz Hals Edgcumbe Staley
British Dictionary definitions for domiciled


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 domiciled



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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