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domicile

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suh l, doh-muh-] /ˈdɒm əˌsaɪl, -səl, ˈdoʊ mə-/
noun
1.
a place of residence; abode; house or home.
2.
Law. a permanent legal residence.
verb (used with object), domiciled, domiciling.
3.
to establish in a domicile.
Also, domicil.
Origin
1470-1480
1470-80; < Middle French < Latin domicilium, perhaps equivalent to *domicol(a) (domi-, combining form of domus house + -cola dweller; see colonus) + -ium -ium
Related forms
undomiciled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for domicil

domicile

/ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl/
noun
1.
a dwelling place
2.
a permanent legal residence
3.
(Brit, commerce) the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
verb
4.
to establish or be established in a dwelling place
Word Origin
C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house
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Word Origin and History for domicil

domicile

n.

mid-15c., from Middle French domicile (14c.), from Latin domicilium, perhaps from domus "house" (see domestic) + colere "to dwell" (see colony). As a verb, it is first attested 1809. Related: Domiciled; domiciliary.

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