[ dom-uh-sil-ee-er, doh-muh- ]
/ ˌdɒm əˈsɪl i ər, ˌdoʊ mə- /

noun Ecclesiastical Obsolete.

a canon of a minor order.


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Origin of domiciliar

1645–55; < Latin domicili(um) domicile + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020