domicile

[dom-uh-sahyl, -suhl, doh-muh-]
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:
1470–80; < Middle French < Latin domicilium, perhaps equivalent to *domicol(a) (domi-, combining form of domus house + -cola dweller; see colonus) + -ium -ium

undomiciled, adjective
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domicile or formal domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl, ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl)
 
n
1.  a dwelling place
2.  a permanent legal residence
3.  (Brit) commerce the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
 
vb
4.  to establish or be established in a dwelling place
 
[C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house]
 
domicil or formal domicil (ˈdɒmɪˌsaɪl, ˈdɒmɪˌsɪl, ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from Latin domicilium, from domus house]

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domicile
mid-15c., from M.Fr. domicile (14c.), from L. domicilium, probably 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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Example sentences
Answers to frequently asked questions about legal residence and domicile.
Domicile is defined as your true, fixed, and permanent home and place of
  habitation.
The court held that domicile was the sole basis of jurisdiction.
In most countries, a foreign resident's “domicile” (home country)
  status is determined by objective criteria.
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