1. a place of residence; abode; house or home.
  2. Law. a permanent legal residence.

verb (used with object), dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing.

  1. to establish in a domicile.


  1. a dwelling place
  2. a permanent legal residence
  3. British commerce the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid

verb Also: domiciliate (ˌdɒmɪˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)

  1. to establish or be established in a dwelling place

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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