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domicile

or dom·i·cil

[ dom-uh-sahyl, -suhl, doh-muh- ]
/ ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə- /
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noun
a place of residence; house or home; abode.
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

First recorded in 1470–80; from Middle French, from Latin domicilium, 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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