Definition of domicile in English:

domicile

Syllabification: dom·i·cile
Pronunciation: /ˈdäməˌsīl
 
, ˈdōməˌsīl
 
, ˈdäməsəl
 
/

noun

formal or Law
1The country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with: his wife has a domicile of origin in Germany
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  • It is accepted, accordingly, that mother has, by birth and through her father's then domicile, an English domicile of origin.
  • When an individual acquires a domicile of choice, it is as if he is connected to his domicile of origin or dependency by a piece of elastic, known as the doctrine of continuance.
  • It appears that his domicile of origin was definitely in the United Kingdom.
1.1chiefly US A person’s residence or home: the builder I’ve hired to renovate my new domicile
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  • The domicile and residence of the settlor and the beneficiaries is also relevant.
  • Let's examine the domicile situation: apartment, loft, multi-bedroom home, abandoned storage unit.
  • Neighbourhood associations argued that non-owner-occupied domiciles, such as lodging houses, do not contribute to the community and degrade quality of life in their neighbourhoods.
Synonyms
1.2The place at which a company or other body is registered, especially for tax purposes.
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  • To enhance its generalizability, this study did not restrict its sample in terms of partner domiciles or host country locations.
  • This followed the news that the company was registering its tax domicile in Madeira.
  • It collects flows and allocations data from both United States registered funds and funds registered in other leading domiciles such as Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Ireland, the UK, Caymans and Guernsey.

verb

[with adverbial of place] (be domiciled) formal or Law Back to top  
1Treat a specified country as a permanent home: the tenant is domiciled in the US
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  • But where the defendant is domiciled within the jurisdiction such an order cannot be regarded as exorbitant or as going beyond what is internationally acceptable.
  • It is not merely that a claimant is entitled to sue his defendant where he is domiciled; the defendant is entitled to be sued there.
  • The claimant is domiciled in the Republic of Ireland.
1.1chiefly US Reside; be based: he was domiciled in a frame house on the outskirts of town
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  • The real plaintiff in the case, the New York Civil Liberties Union, charges that the police enforce quality-of-life rules only against homeless people, while ignoring the many domiciled offenders.
  • They domicile me in a cat-free zone, but it's a problem.
  • Pops pauses, pondering my question, while my interrogating eyes lock onto a weary mole domiciled between his eyebrows.
Synonyms
is settled, live, make one's home, take up residence

Origin

late Middle English: via Old French from Latin domicilium 'dwelling', from domus 'home'.

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