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domicile

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noun do·mi·cile \ˈdä-mə-ˌsī(-ə)l, ˈdō-; ˈdä-mə-sil\

Simple Definition of domicile

  • law : the place where you live : your home

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of domicile

  1. 1 :  a dwelling place :  place of residence :  home

  2. 2 a :  a person's fixed, permanent, and principal home for legal purposes b :  residence 2b

Examples of domicile in a sentence

  1. You will need to report your change of domicile to your insurance company.

  2. Students must establish a domicile in the state to be eligible for reduced tuition.



Did You Know?

Domicile traces to Latin domus, meaning "home," and English speakers have been using it as a word for "home" since at least the 15th century. In the eyes of the law, a domicile can also be a legal residence, the address from which one registers to vote, licenses a car, and pays income tax. Wealthy people may have several homes in which they live at different times of the year, but only one of their homes can be their official domicile for all legal purposes.

Variants of domicile

also domicil play \ˈdäm-ə-səl\

Origin of domicile

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin domicilium, from domus


First Known Use: 15th century


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domicile

verb do·mi·cile

Definition of domicile

domicileddomiciling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to establish in or provide with a domicile



Examples of domicile in a sentence

  1. <the university domiciles students in a variety of buildings in and around its urban campus>



1809

First Known Use of domicile

1809


DOMICILE Defined for Kids

domicile

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noun do·mi·cile \ˈdä-mə-ˌsīl\

Definition of domicile for Students

  1. :  a place where someone lives




Law Dictionary

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domicile

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noun do·mi·cile \ˈdä-mə-ˌsīl, ˈdō-\

Legal Definition of domicile

  1. 1 :  the place where an individual has a fixed and permanent home for legal purposes —called also legal residence

  2. 2 :  the place where an organization (as a corporation) is chartered or that is the organization's principal place of business — compare citizenship, residence



Additional Notes on domicile

The domicile of an individual or organization determines the proper jurisdiction and venue for legal process. The courts of a person's domicile have personal jurisdiction. For persons lacking capacity (as minors), domicile is often statutorily determined as the domicile of the guardian.

Origin of domicile

Latin domicilium dwelling place, home


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domicile

transitive verb do·mi·cile

Legal Definition of domicile

domicileddomiciling

  1. :  to establish in or provide with a domicile <an alien admitted to the United States for permanent residence shall be deemed a citizen of the State in which such alien is domiciledU.S. Code> <any state in which a corporation is domiciled — L. H. Tribe>





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