domicile

or dom·i·cil

[ dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh- ]
/ ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə- /

noun

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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM domicile

un·dom·i·ciled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for domicile

domicile

domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl)

/ (ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl) formal /

noun

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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