domiciliary

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adjective do·mi·cil·i·ary \ˌdä-mə-ˈsi-lē-ˌer-ē, ˌdō-\

Definition of domiciliary

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a domicile: such asa :  provided or taking place in the homeb :  providing care and living space (as for disabled veterans)

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Domiciliary can be traced back through French domiciliaire and Medieval Latin domiciliarius to the earlier Latin word domicilium ("domicile"). "Domicilium" comes from the Latin domus ("home"), which is at the heart of a number of other English words, including "domestic" and "domicile." It is even the source of the English word dome. In Medieval Latin, "domus" came to mean "church," and was borrowed by French for the word dôme ("dome" or "cathedral") and by Italian for duomo ("cathedral"). In the 1500s, English drew on these words for "dome," a word which originally referred not to a vaulted roof or ceiling but to a mansion or a stately building.

1790

First Known Use of domiciliary

1790


Medical Dictionary

domiciliary

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adjective do·mi·cil·i·ary \ˌdäm-ə-ˈsil-ē-ˌer-ē, ˌdō-mə-\

Medical Definition of domiciliary

  1. 1:  provided or attended in the home rather than in an institution domiciliary midwifery

  2. 2:  providing, constituting, or provided by an institution for chronically ill or permanently disabled persons requiring minimal medical attention domiciliary care


Law Dictionary

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domiciliary

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adjective dom·i·cil·i·ary \ˌdä-mə-ˈsi-lē-ˌer-ē, ˌdō-\

Legal Definition of domiciliary

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a domicile domiciliary jurisdiction


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domiciliary

noun do·mi·cil·i·ary

Legal Definition of domiciliary

plural

domiciliaries

  1. :  a person who is domiciled in a particular jurisdiction (as a country) a French domiciliary — compare resident


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