domicile

or dom·i·cil

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh-]
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verb (used with object), dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing.
  1. 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 formsun·dom·i·ciled, adjective
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domicile

domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl)

noun
  1. a dwelling place
  2. a permanent legal residence
  3. British commerce the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
verb Also: domiciliate (ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)
  1. to establish or be established in a dwelling place

Word Origin for domicile

C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house
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Word Origin and History for 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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