What does domicile mean?

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

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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

  4. Origin: [L. domicilium; domus house + (prob.) root of celare to conceal: cf. F. domicile. See Dome, and Conceal.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Domicile

    dom′i-sil, n. a house: an abode: a man's legal place of residence.—v.t. to establish a fixed residence.—adjs. Dom′iciled; Domicil′iary, pertaining to the domicile.—v.t. Domicil′iāte, to establish in a permanent residence.—n. Domiciliā′tion.—Domiciliary visit, a visit, under authority, to a private house for the purpose of searching it. [Fr.,—L. domiciliumdomus, a house.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of domicile in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of domicile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Phil Hughes:

    Our contracts are denominated in U.S. dollars, regardless of the customers' domicile.

  2. Mark Wightman:

    These changes will certainly make things more complicated for wealth managers. (They) will have to factor in every high net worth client's residence and domicile.

  3. Bryan Walters:

    What is the domicile of Charles Manson? he would’vereturned to Los Angeles? He could’ve been shipped everywhere by the prison system. Is it where he was housed?

  4. An HSBC spokeswoman:

    An announcement (on domicile) will be made when the board makes its final decision and if necessary a further update will be provided at the time of the full-year results announcement (in late February).

  5. Oliver Judd:

    Should it play out that investors are more nervous around the name under a new non-UK domicile, then the bank might have to pay a bigger premium for the so-called increased risk of being a quote-unquote emerging market name.

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