or dom·i·cil

[ 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), dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing.

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

un·dom·i·ciled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for domicile


domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl)

/ (ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl) formal /


a dwelling place
a permanent legal residence
British commerce the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid

verb Also: domiciliate (ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)

to establish or be established in a dwelling place

Word Origin for domicile

C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house
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