domicile (n.)

mid-15c., "place of residence of a person or family," from Old French domicile (14c.) and directly from Latin domicilium, perhaps from domus "house" (from PIE root *dem- "house, household") + colere "to dwell" (see colony). In law, specifically, "that residence from which there is no intention to remove, or a general intention to return" (mid-18c.).

As a verb, "to establish in a fixed residence," it is attested by 1762 (implied in domiciled). Related: Domiciliary.

updated on September 27, 2018

Definitions of domicile from WordNet
domicile (n.)
(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;
Synonyms: legal residence
domicile (n.)
housing that someone is living in;
Synonyms: dwelling / home / abode / habitation / dwelling house
domicile (v.)
make one's home in a particular place or community;
Synonyms: reside / shack / domiciliate
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