Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) housing that someone is living in
    they raise money to provide homes for the homeless
  2. (noun, location) (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
  3. (verb, stative) make one's home in a particular place or community

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Origin of the word Domicile

  1. mid-15c., from M.Fr. domicile (14c.), from L. domicilium, probably from domus "house" (see domestic) + colere "to dwell" (see colony). As a verb, it is first attested 1809. Related: Domiciled; domiciliary. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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