domesticity

[ doh-me-stis-i-tee ]
/ ˌdoʊ mɛˈstɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural do·mes·tic·i·ties.

the state of being domestic; domestic or home life.
a domestic or household act, activity, duty, or chore.

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Nearby words

  1. domestic violence,
  2. domestic-relations court,
  3. domesticate,
  4. domesticated,
  5. domestication,
  6. domestique,
  7. domett,
  8. domical,
  9. domical vault,
  10. domically

Origin of domesticity

First recorded in 1715–25; domestic + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for domesticity

domesticity

/ (ˌdəʊmɛˈstɪsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

home life
devotion to or familiarity with home life
(usually plural) a domestic duty, matter, or condition
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Word Origin and History for domesticity

domesticity

n.

1721; see domestic + -ity.

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