noun \ˈdä-mə-ˌsī(-ə)l, ˈdō-; ˈdä-mə-sil\

law : the place where you live : your home

Full Definition of DOMICILE

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

Variants of DOMICILE

do·mi·cile also dom·i·cil \ˈdäm-ə-səl\

Examples of DOMICILE

  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.

Origin of DOMICILE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin domicilium, from domus
First Known Use: 15th century



Definition of DOMICILE

transitive verb
:  to establish in or provide with a domicile

Examples of DOMICILE

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

First Known Use of DOMICILE



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Place where an individual has a fixed and permanent home for legal purposes. The term refers to the place where an organization (e.g., a corporation) is chartered or that is the organization's principal place of business. The domicile of an individual or organization determines the proper jurisdiction and venue for legal process, including taxation. For persons lacking capacity (e.g., minors), domicile is usually defined as the domicile of the guardian.


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