or dom·i·cil

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh-]


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

Examples from the Web for domiciled

Historical Examples of domiciled

  • The rest of the Episcopalians are in Leinster—round Dublin—where 140,000 are domiciled.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • Of course, they would all have to be domiciled in the West Side.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe

  • And he and his accomplice had been for days and nights domiciled with the Dictator!

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy

  • Two months had gone by and the Hawkins family were domiciled in Hawkeye.

    The Gilded Age, Complete

    Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner

  • In one of these Fred and Samson were domiciled; there was no such thing as a hotel.

British Dictionary definitions for domiciled


domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl)


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 domiciled



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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