dom·i·cile (dŏmĭ-sīl′, -səl, dōmĭ-)
1. A residence; a home.
2. One's legal residence.
v. dom·i·ciled, dom·i·cil·ing, dom·i·ciles
1. To establish (oneself or another person) in a residence.
2. To provide with often temporary lodging.
To reside; dwell.
[Middle English domicilie, from Old French domicile, from Latin domicilium, from domus, house; see dem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
dom′i·cili·ar′y (-sĭlē-ĕr′ē) adj.
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