American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A residence; a home.
- n. One's legal residence.
- v. To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
- v. To provide with often temporary lodging.
- v. To reside; dwell.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. 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.
- To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes continuance in abode; domiciliate.
- n. The place at which a bill of exchange is payable.
- To make payable, as a bill of exchange, at a specified place.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.
- n. (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.
- v. To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.
- 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
- n. housing that someone is living in
- v. make one's home in a particular place or community
- From Middle French domicile. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English domicilie, from Old French domicile, from Latin domicilium, from domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now the ‘Evening Pulpit,’ in its endeavour to make the facts of this transaction known, had placed what it called the domicile of this company in Paris, whereas it was ascertained that its official head-quarters had in truth been placed at Vienna.”
“Now the 'Evening Pulpit,' in its endeavour to make the facts of this transaction known, had placed what it called the domicile of this company in Paris, whereas it was ascertained that its official head-quarters had in truth been placed at Vienna.”
“The traditional definition of domicile is simply physical presence with intent to stay.”
“The better to complete this explanation, a word concerning the terms domicile and quasi-domicile is necessary.”
“My current domicile is cooled mostly by Daikin air conditioners, which I wouldn’t really recommend to anyone, but we ended up being sort-of stuck with them.”
“This requires that the property be your primary domicile, which is flatly inconsistent with the requirement -- imposed under Article I of the Constitution -- that she be a citizen (read, resident) of her House district as of Election Day.”
“That the prison was built for him also, which he used to call the domicile of the Roman commons.”
“His domicile was the residence of his wife and the repository of his possessions; but only on exceptional occasions was it the scene of domestic hospitality, and rare were the instances when the husband and wife might be seen abroad together, and when the former would invite the lady to enter a café or a confectioner's shop to partake of an ice.”
“His domicile was a contrast to the better ordered homes of the station, but here one might have meat and shelter, and what more should mortal ask of”
“A domicile is the legal home for a fund, such as a hedge fund, and is the centre for the fund's accounting and administration.”
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