Definition of domiciliary in English:


Syllabification: dom·i·cil·i·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˌdäməˈsilēˌerē, ˌdō-


Concerned with or occurring in someone’s home: a study compared domiciliary care with hospital care
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  • The main difference between the two cases is that the expansion of the private residential and domiciliary intermediate care market will be funded mainly out of user charges, not social security.
  • Private domiciliary care has increased from 2 percent in 1992 to over 60 percent in 2002.
  • ‘Given that local councils are currently receiving substantial increases in funding for personal social services, it is important that they use this money to ensure the challenges faced by the domiciliary care sector are addressed’.


late 19th century: from French domiciliaire, from medieval Latin domiciliarius, from Latin domicilium 'dwelling' (see domicile).

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