from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A residence; a home.
- n. One's legal residence.
- transitive v. To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
- transitive v. To provide with often temporary lodging.
- intransitive v. To reside; dwell.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A home or residence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abode or mansion; a place of permanent residence, either of an individual or a family.
- n. A residence at a particular place accompanied with an intention to remain there for an unlimited time; a residence accepted as a final abode.
- transitive v. To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From Middle French domicile. (Wiktionary)