Definitions for domicileˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-; -səl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dom•i•cileˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-; -səl(n.; v.)-ciled, -cil•ing.

also dom•i•cil

  1. (n.)a place of residence; house or home.

  2. a permanent legal residence.

    Category: Law

  3. (v.t.)to establish in a domicile.

Origin of domicile:

1470–80; < MF < L domicilium, perh. =*domicol(a) (domi-, comb. form of domus house +-cola dweller <colere to inhabit, till, cultivate) +-ium -ium1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. domicile, legal residence(noun)

    (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time

    "what's his legal residence?"

  2. dwelling, home, domicile, abode, habitation, dwelling house(verb)

    housing that someone is living in

    "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"

  3. reside, shack, domicile, domiciliate(verb)

    make one's home in a particular place or community

    "may parents reside in Florida"


  1. domicile(Noun)

    A home or residence.

    The call to jury duty was sent to my legal domicile; too bad I was on vacation at the time.

  2. Origin: From domicile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Domicile(noun)

    an abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family

  2. Domicile(noun)

    a residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode

  3. Domicile(verb)

    to establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate


  1. Domicile

    In law, domicile is the status or attribution of being a permanent resident in a particular jurisdiction. A person can remain domiciled in a jurisdiction even after they have left it, if they have maintained sufficient links with that jurisdiction or have not displayed an intention to leave permanently. A corporation’s place of domicile is equivalent to its place of incorporation. Traditionally many common law jurisdictions considered a person's domicile to be a determinative factor in the conflict of laws and would, for example, only recognize a divorce conducted in another jurisdiction if at least one of the parties were domiciled there at the time it was conducted.


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