noun do·mi·cile \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

DOMICILING Defined for Kids


noun do·mi·cile \ˈdä-mə-ˌsīl\

Definition of DOMICILE for Kids

:  a place where someone lives


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