Definition of domicile in English:

domicile

noun

Law
formal
  • 1The country that a person treats as their permanent home, or lives in and has a substantial connection with.

    ‘his wife has a domicile of origin in Germany’
    • ‘It is accepted, accordingly, that mother has, by birth and through her father's then domicile, an English domicile of origin.’
    • ‘So, you could have been born in France, but if your father was English, your domicile of origin is Britain.’
    • ‘It appears that his domicile of origin was definitely in the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘Normally a defendant must be sued in the courts of his domicile but Article 16 provides for exclusive jurisdiction in some cases, thus departing from that normal rule.’
    • ‘When an individual acquires a domicile of choice, it is as if he is connected to his domicile of origin or dependency by a piece of elastic, known as the doctrine of continuance.’
    1. 1.1US A person's residence or home.
      ‘the builder I've hired to renovate my new domicile’
      • ‘With housing loans, possessing a domicile of your dreams is no longer a mirage.’
      • ‘Just marginally longer than his pickup, the little mobile domicile featured a closet sized bathroom to the immediate left of the one door, sofas that folded out to make beds, and a tiny galley kitchen.’
      • ‘The initial domicile for these 45 clients consisted of 3/4 housing to provide them with structure and group living skills.’
      • ‘In the Kalahari Desert, one of their domiciles, surface water is not to be found.’
      • ‘However, her son and daughter-in-law also moved their domicile into the house without the elderly woman's permission.’
      • ‘A few months ago I wrote of a househunting trip, a visit to a domicile around the corner.’
      • ‘Neighbourhood associations argued that non-owner-occupied domiciles, such as lodging houses, do not contribute to the community and degrade quality of life in their neighbourhoods.’
      • ‘She was fascinated by the little domiciles, and inspected each one with grave fascination.’
      • ‘Let's examine the domicile situation: apartment, loft, multi-bedroom home, abandoned storage unit.’
      • ‘If I want to stay in my domicile, I should be allowed to stay?’
      • ‘They also draw new homes modeled on domiciles that sheltered the nation's first families.’
      • ‘Perhaps it's a standard for this type of domicile, a 1 1/2 story home built in 1943.’
      • ‘The domicile and residence of the settlor and the beneficiaries is also relevant.’
      • ‘Even as she gazed endlessly at her new domicile, Virginia did not feel at home, but rather as if she was being sent into a penitentiary.’
      • ‘But even a die-hard horror movie fan wouldn't like his home to be the domicile of these eight-legged creatures.’
      • ‘Days later, a black bear entered an Alaskan domicile and made itself, er, right at home.’
      • ‘And I would extensively be honored if you house me in your fine domicile for the weekend.’
      • ‘In years past Mother never exhibited a scintilla of tolerance for insects, going to extreme and toxic measures to keep them from gaining entrance to her domicile.’
      • ‘For the second start in a row, on Saturday night they made short work of the 39-year-old Yankee starter in their domicile, roughing him up for four runs and knocking him out after two innings.’
      • ‘The best way I can think of to draw the kids back is to turn your domicile into a haunted house.’
      residence, home, house, address, residency, lodging, lodging place, accommodation, quarters, billet
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    2. 1.2 The place at which a company or other body is registered, especially for tax purposes.
      • ‘This followed the news that the company was registering its tax domicile in Madeira.’
      • ‘To enhance its generalizability, this study did not restrict its sample in terms of partner domiciles or host country locations.’
      • ‘They have figured out how to rip off shareholder funds by moving to shifty offshore domiciles.’
      • ‘It collects flows and allocations data from both United States registered funds and funds registered in other leading domiciles such as Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Ireland, the UK, Caymans and Guernsey.’
      • ‘Wherever you're taxed, you'll need to know what your residency and your domicile are as they are not the same.’
      • ‘To prepare for the listing, it was created as a holding company for the assets and its domicile moved to Britain.’
      • ‘Also required were a minimum stock market capitalization of $1 billion and, to avoid exchange-rate or foreign tax worries, a U.S. domicile.’
      • ‘The company is planning to move its domicile from Australia to London, broadening the potential investor base.’
      • ‘I work for a British company and, for tax purposes, consider the UK to be my domicile.’
      • ‘There's a certain grim irony here from comments made at the 2001 shareholders meeting to consider the domicile shift.’

verb

be domiciled
Law
formal
  • 1with adverbial of place Treat a specified country as a permanent home.

    ‘the tenant is domiciled in the US’
    • ‘It is not merely that a claimant is entitled to sue his defendant where he is domiciled; the defendant is entitled to be sued there.’
    • ‘Thus, most companies' security officers will be domiciled overseas.’
    • ‘The claimant is domiciled in the Republic of Ireland.’
    • ‘But where the defendant is domiciled within the jurisdiction such an order cannot be regarded as exorbitant or as going beyond what is internationally acceptable.’
    • ‘A person domiciled in a contracting state may also be sued.’
    1. 1.1US Reside or be based.
      ‘he was domiciled in a frame house on the outskirts of town’
      • ‘The real plaintiff in the case, the New York Civil Liberties Union, charges that the police enforce quality-of-life rules only against homeless people, while ignoring the many domiciled offenders.’
      • ‘Since a great many of them live in the Caribbean or are domiciled in their Sun Belt mansions, many actually go north to spring camp.’
      • ‘Pops pauses, pondering my question, while my interrogating eyes lock onto a weary mole domiciled between his eyebrows.’
      • ‘Down in Florida we have people domiciled in our headquarters facility.’
      • ‘They domicile me in a cat-free zone, but it's a problem.’
      settle, establish oneself, live, make one's home, set up home, set up house, take up residence, put down roots, have one's domicile
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Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin domicilium ‘dwelling’, from domus ‘home’.

Pronunciation