domicile or dom·i·cil [ dom- uh-sahyl, -s uh l, doh-m uh-] 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. Origin of domicile 1470–80;
perhaps equivalent to
combining form of
-ium -ium Related forms un·dom·i·ciled, adjective
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Related Words for domicile abode
residency Examples from the Web for domicile Historical Examples of domicile
People went in and came out, just as if it had been the
domicile of no ghost.
domicile," said Vagualame, showing the van to the bewildered Bobinette.
We will not trouble about his
domicile, the Place will tell us that!
Altogether, the Member is to be congratulated on his
I do not know, but as soon as I can discover her name and
domicile, I propose to propose. British Dictionary definitions for domicile domicile domicil ( ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl) 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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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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