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dom·i·cile(dŏm′ĭ-sīl′, -səl, dō′mĭ-)
1. A residence; a home.
2. One's legal residence.
v. dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing, dom·i·ciles
1. To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
2. To provide with often temporary lodging.
To reside; dwell.
[Middle English domicilie, from Old French domicile, from Latin domicilium, from domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots.]
dom′i·cil′i·ar′y (-sĭl′ē-ĕr′ē) adj.
1. a dwelling place
2. (Law) a permanent legal residence
3. (Commerce) commerce Brit the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
to establish or be established in a dwelling place
[C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house]
dom•i•cile(ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-)
n., v. -ciled, -cil•ing. n.
1. a place of residence; house or home.
2. a permanent legal residence.v.t.
3. to establish in a domicile.
[1470–80; < Middle French < Latin domicilium, perhaps =*domicol(a) (domi-, comb. form of domus house + -cola dweller <colere to inhabit, till, cultivate) + -ium -ium1]
Past participle: domiciled
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|Noun||1.||domicile - (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?"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
|2.||domicile - housing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"|
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
bedchamber, bedroom, sleeping accommodation, sleeping room, chamber - a room used primarily for sleeping
cliff dwelling - a rock and adobe dwelling built on sheltered ledges in the sides of a cliff; "the Anasazi built cliff dwellings in the southwestern United States"
den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dressing room - a room in which you can change clothes
family room - a recreation room in a private house
fixer-upper - a house or other dwelling in need of repair (usually offered for sale at a low price)
fireside, hearth - home symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
hermitage - the abode of a hermit
homestead - dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
kitchen - a room equipped for preparing meals
lake dwelling, pile dwelling - dwelling built on piles in or near a lake; specifically in prehistoric villages
front room, living room, living-room, sitting room, parlor, parlour - a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
messuage - (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household
semi-detached house - a dwelling that is attached to something on only one side
vacation home - a dwelling (a second home) where you live while you are on vacation
yurt - a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting; originally used by nomadic Mongol and Turkic people of central Asia but now used as inexpensive alternative or temporary housing
|Verb||1.||domicile - make one's home in a particular place or community; "may parents reside in Florida"|
rusticate - live in the country and lead a rustic life