[ dom-uh-sil-ee-er-ee ]
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  1. of or relating to a domicile, or place of residence.

noun,plural dom·i·cil·i·ar·ies.
  1. an institutional home for aged and disabled veterans who cannot care for themselves.

Origin of domiciliary

1780–90; <Latin domicili(um) domicile + -ary

Words Nearby domiciliary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use domiciliary in a sentence

  • His aunt should have a domiciliary visit, and see how she liked that.

    My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
  • He was making domiciliary visits and was transacting business in a loud tone of voice.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • A careful domiciliary examination by four persons appointed by the royal judge had incontestably established the point.

  • The same letter stipulated for the better protection of the Protestants by freeing them from domiciliary visits, etc.

  • Was my maternal parent aware, in a word, of my absence from the domiciliary residence?

British Dictionary definitions for domiciliary


/ (ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪərɪ) /

  1. of, involving, or taking place in the home

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