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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.
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(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]
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(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]
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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
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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"
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noun dwelling, home, residence, house, settlement, pad (slang), residency, abode, habitation, legal residence They had moved their domicile to Bermuda in 1984.
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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:
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[ˈdɒmɪsaɪl] (frm)
A. N (also place of domicile) → domicilio m
B. VT to be domiciled intener domicilio en
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[ˈdɒmɪsaɪl] ndomicile m
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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)
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[ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl] n (frm) → domicilio
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References in classic literature ?
Sarkoja, one of the older women who shared our domicile, had been present at the audience as one of the captive's guards, and it was toward her the question turned.
If you can prove that his grapnel removed any portion of your roof, you had better rest your case on decoverture of domicile (see Parkins v.
They passed through the intervening streets as quickly as they might, ascended the staircase of the new domicile, were admitted by Jerry, and found Lucie weeping, alone.
Fogg gave Passepartout instructions to purchase some provisions, and quietly went to his domicile.
Valentin de Bellegarde's announcement of the secession of Mademoiselle Nioche from her father's domicile and his irreverent reflections upon the attitude of this anxious parent in so grave a catastrophe, received a practical commentary in the fact that M.
Here there stood a white house within a walled garden, and in the pantry of this domicile we found a store of food--two loaves of bread in a pan, an uncooked steak, and the half of a ham.
Reuter's domicile, I was at least equally punctual in arriving there; I came the next day at five minutes before two, and on reaching the schoolroom door, before I opened it, I heard a rapid, gabbling sound, which warned me that the "priere du midi" was not yet concluded.
Athos closed the doors carefully, confiding the keys to Grimaud, who had chosen his domicile beneath the shed itself, which led to the cellar where the casks had been deposited.
And then the dismal monotonous walk recommenced, until, exhausted, he regained the chamber and his bed, his domicile by choice.
'ologies and 'isms, as well as lighter subjects, with Anne, in the becushioned parlor of that domicile. Gilbert did not love any of them, and he was exceedingly careful to give none of them the advantage over him by any untimely display of his real feelings Anne-ward.
"I don't believe you like my little domicile," he remarked, as they started off homeward.
Here little Meriem slept in comparative warmth and safety, while The Killer and the ape perched upon near-by branches, the former always before the entrance to the lofty domicile, where he best could guard its inmate from the dangers of arboreal enemies.