One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The fact or state of not being legally domiciled in the nation, state, etc., in which one is or has been living, trading, etc.
2Originally Indian English. A person who is not legally domiciled in the nation or state in which he or she is or has been living; (now chiefly) specifically = "non-dom".
Late 19th century. From non- + domicile. Compare earlier non-domiciled.
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