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domiciliary

[dom-uh-sil-ee-er-ee] /ˌdɒm əˈsɪl iˌɛr i/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a domicile, or place of residence.
noun, plural domiciliaries.
2.
an institutional home for aged and disabled veterans who cannot care for themselves.
Origin of domiciliary
1780-1790
1780-90; < Latin domicili(um) domicile + -ary
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  • I am a commissioner now, and they call this my domiciliary visit.

    The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall
  • But you surely will not make a domiciliary visit to my house?

    The Doctor of Pimlico William Le Queux
  • His aunt should have a domiciliary visit, and see how she liked that.

    My Lady Ludlow Elizabeth Gaskell
  • On the 28th of August, the Assembly passed the law on domiciliary visits.

    The Countess of Charny Alexandre Dumas (pere)
  • You will remember that I warned you you would end your domiciliary visit with this room?

    The Freebooters Gustave Aimard
  • Our next step in the inquiry was a domiciliary visit to Beacon House.

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
  • These domiciliary visitations are not unusual in the old citizen class.

    Parisians in the Country Honore de Balzac
  • It must be said that we have still to go there to recover the sense of the domiciliary mass.

    Italian Hours Henry James
  • Constant spying, domiciliary visits, nothing was spared him.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • He is soon to fall and they ask him to pay a domiciliary tax.

British Dictionary definitions for domiciliary

domiciliary

/ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, involving, or taking place in the home
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