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domicile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v domicile make one's home in a particular place or community "may parents reside in Florida"
    • n domicile housing that someone is living in "he built a modest dwelling near the pond","they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
    • n domicile (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time "what's his legal residence?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Domicile (Law) A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode.
    • Domicile An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.
    • v. t Domicile To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n domicile In general, a place of residence of a person or a family; in a narrower sense, the place where one lives; a place of habitual abode, in contradistinction to a place of temporary sojourn.
    • n domicile In law, the place where a person has his home, or his principal home, or where he has his family residence and personal place of business; that residence from which there is no present intention to remove, or to which there is a general intention to return. The domicile depends not on citizenship, nor on presence, but on the concurrence of two elements: 1st, residence in a place; and 2d, the intention of the person to make that place his home. Thus, a man may be a citizen of one country, have his domicile in another, and temporarily reside in a third. Domicile is of three kinds: 1st, domicile of origin or nativity, depending on that of the parents at the time of birth; 2d, domicile of choice, which is voluntarily acquired by the party; and 3d, domicile by operation of law, as that of a wife arising from marriage. The term domicile is sometimes used to signify the length of residence required by the law of some countries for the purpose of establishing jurisdiction in civil actions; in Scotland, residence for at least forty days within the country constitutes a domicile as to jurisdiction. All questions relating to personal property, in matters of debt, intestacy, or testamentary disposition, are determined by the law of the place of domicile, while those relating to real property are subject to the law of the place where it is situated. The property of a foreigner domiciled in a country with which his own is at war is held to be subject to seizure as that of an alien enemy.
    • domicile To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes continuance in abode; domiciliate.
    • n domicile The place at which a bill of exchange is payable.
    • domicile To make payable, as a bill of exchange, at a specified place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Domicile dom′i-sil a house: an abode: a man's legal place of residence
    • v.t Domicile to establish a fixed residence
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. domicilium,; domus, house + (prob.) root of celare, to conceal: cf. F. domicile,. See Dome, and Conceal

Usage

In literature:

The next evening Mr. Wittleworth, to the consternation of Leo, paid another visit to the humble domicile of the barber.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
The ubiquitous French were there also, domiciled in the villages, and some of them had taken squaws to wife.
"Lewis and Clark" by William R. Lighton
I have seen these following the waggon, or living in domiciles which, even at best, would be a shame to cities.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Name, surname, age, profession, and place of domicile.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
The dogs were unharnessed and driven into the outhouse which was to serve as their future domicile.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
But he was still residing in the Rue de Paradis, for he had two domiciles.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
But to me it seems there was only one window that shed light upon man's domicile.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Early in August they were luxuriously domiciled in his magnificent ancestral home.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
By night he was amazed to find a flock of half a dozen robust youngsters domiciled under his roof.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
We are still domiciled there, but it will surprise you to learn that a most undesirable person is there also.
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Being regularly domiciled, it was necessary that I should inform them of my residence.
"A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France" by William Duthie
They did not find the States a pleasant domicile in the early days following the great war, and came to England.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
In Prussia, of 27,279,111 persons, 11,552,033, or 42.4 per cent, were born outside the municipality where they were domiciled.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
I've got yore name on these papers, Mormon Peters, as one of the three parties with whom the girl is now domiciled.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
He came down the street like a dog that has strayed into church during sermon-time; a masterless man without a domicile.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
We will not trouble about his domicile, the Place will tell us that!
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
There is one portion of our domicile that we are accustomed to speak of with a certain fond and lingering reverence.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
You acted as confidential secretary as well as tutor, while you were domiciled with Mr Scott.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
I had her securely domiciled with Miss Mann.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
It was chilly, Novemberish, and within the doors of Florentine domiciles rather colder, for some reason, than in the open air.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
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In poetry:

'They had brought her home: she was born in this isle;
And he will return to his domicile,
And pass his days
Alone, and not as he dreamt erstwhile!'
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
Beyond the Bay State border-line
A sweeping vista, grand and fine,
Embraced the Berkshire hills;
Embosomed hamlets, clumps of pine,
And country domiciles.
"Monadnock" by Hattie Howard
Smoke from the pyramidal sawdust pile
Curls up, blue ghosts of trees, tarrying low
Where only chips and stumps are left to show
The solid proof of former domicile.
"Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
But, ere the daylight passed away,
That hamlet fair in ruins lay,
Its hapless people scattered
Like playthings, at the cyclone's will,
And scarce remained one domicile
Its fury had not shattered.
"Mysterious" by Hattie Howard
The pansies on your window-sill
In terra cotta flowerpot,
Like royal gold and purple frill
Upon the stony casement wrought,
Adorned your tasteful domicile
And claimed your time and care and thought.
"Supplicating" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Once you've had the pleasure of creating one successful domicile, you'll want to develop a whole neighborhood.
Sept 4 — The courtship bogged down over some of the usual questions of later-life marriages: Whose domicile and whose furniture would survive, for starters.
Family Law – Change of domicile factors don't apply to sole legal custody.
The factors in MCL 722.31(4) do not apply when a parent with sole legal custody of a child seeks the court's permission to change domiciles.
Family Law – Custody and domicile change was error.
Family Law – Court did not abuse discretion with domicile change order.
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, Greece's biggest quoted company, is quitting the debt-stricken country in favour of a London listing and Swiss domicile.
The Brits, therefore, are happily obsessed with their conservatories or garden rooms which are added to homes in great numbers, be the domicile grand or humble.
We are full -timers, but our domicile is Rapid City, S.D.
I chose to remain a domiciled taxpayer for a couple of reasons.
He was a lifelong bachelor and chose to share his domicile with another man.
When moving to a new city, you want to be sure that the community you are going to domicile in, has limited crime activity.
'Domicile Tendencies' and ' Residue '.
When an Indiana-domiciled married couple died within five days of one another, their children from other marriages fought over who would inherit a cottage property in Mackinaw City.
One of the most contested areas of state and local tax law are the concepts of statutory residency and domicile.
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