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 (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.


(ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl) or


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]


(ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-)

also dom•i•cil


n., v. -ciled, -cil•ing. n.
1. a place of residence; house or home.
2. a permanent legal residence.
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
Gerund: domiciling

I domicile
you domicile
he/she/it domiciles
we domicile
you domicile
they domicile
I domiciled
you domiciled
he/she/it domiciled
we domiciled
you domiciled
they domiciled
Present Continuous
I am domiciling
you are domiciling
he/she/it is domiciling
we are domiciling
you are domiciling
they are domiciling
Present Perfect
I have domiciled
you have domiciled
he/she/it has domiciled
we have domiciled
you have domiciled
they have domiciled
Past Continuous
I was domiciling
you were domiciling
he/she/it was domiciling
we were domiciling
you were domiciling
they were domiciling
Past Perfect
I had domiciled
you had domiciled
he/she/it had domiciled
we had domiciled
you had domiciled
they had domiciled
I will domicile
you will domicile
he/she/it will domicile
we will domicile
you will domicile
they will domicile
Future Perfect
I will have domiciled
you will have domiciled
he/she/it will have domiciled
we will have domiciled
you will have domiciled
they will have domiciled
Future Continuous
I will be domiciling
you will be domiciling
he/she/it will be domiciling
we will be domiciling
you will be domiciling
they will be domiciling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been domiciling
you have been domiciling
he/she/it has been domiciling
we have been domiciling
you have been domiciling
they have been domiciling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been domiciling
you will have been domiciling
he/she/it will have been domiciling
we will have been domiciling
you will have been domiciling
they will have been domiciling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been domiciling
you had been domiciling
he/she/it had been domiciling
we had been domiciling
you had been domiciling
they had been domiciling
I would domicile
you would domicile
he/she/it would domicile
we would domicile
you would domicile
they would domicile
Past Conditional
I would have domiciled
you would have domiciled
he/she/it would have domiciled
we would have domiciled
you would have domiciled
they would have domiciled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domicile - (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to returndomicile - (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"
abode, residence - any address at which you dwell more than temporarily; "a person can have several residences"
2.domicile - housing that someone is living indomicile - 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"
condo, condominium - one of the dwelling units in a condominium
den - a room that is comfortable and secluded
dinette - a small area off of a kitchen that is used for dining
dining room, dining-room - a room 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"
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
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
indian lodge, lodge - any of various Native American dwellings
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
Verb1.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
inhabit, live, populate, dwell - inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"


noun dwelling, home, residence, house, settlement, pad (slang), residency, abode, habitation, legal residence They had moved their domicile to Bermuda in 1984.


A building or shelter where one lives:
abode, dwelling, habitation, home, house, lodging (often used in plural), place, residence.
Chiefly British: dig (used in plural).
1. To provide with often temporary lodging:
2. To have as one's domicile, usually for an extended period:


[ˈdɒmɪsaɪl] (frm)
A. N (also place of domicile) → domicilio m
B. VT to be domiciled intener domicilio en


[ˈdɒmɪsaɪl] ndomicile m


n (Admin) → Wohnsitz m; (Fin) → Zahlungs- or Erfüllungsort m
vt (Admin) → unterbringen (→ with bei, in +dat); (Fin) → domizilieren (at bei); he is currently domiciled in Berliner ist zurzeit in Berlin wohnhaft (form)


[ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl] n (frm) → domicilio
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