Definition of “domicile” - English Dictionary

“domicile” in English

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domicilenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒm.ɪ.saɪl/ us /ˈdɑː.mə.saɪl/ formal or specialized

Examples from literature

  • Fortunately, Mr. Maynard had been able to rent the bungalow he wanted, and it was this picturesque domicile that so roused King's admiration. 
  • The lower classes of the people, in their persons and their domiciles, are not clean—but there it stops—the town and the island are miracles of cleanliness. 
  • Then I shall sweep into her domicile, arrayed in all my glory. 
  • Twenty miles, he estimated, still lay between him and his domicile. 
  • With the aid of a few friends he installed her in a new domicile, and procured work for her. 

(Definition of “domicile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“domicile” in American English

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domicilenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑm·əˌsɑɪl, ˈdoʊ·mə-/ law

the place where a person lives:

Any change of domicile should be reported to the proper authorities.

(Definition of “domicile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“domicile” in Business English

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domicilenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdɒmɪsaɪl/ us /ˈdɑːmə-/ formal LAW

the country in which a person or company lives or does business and has their legal address:

For tax purposes, the income-tax rate in the person's country of domicile should be used.
move/change/switch (sb's/sth's) domicile Companies may choose to move their domicile to tax havens such as Bermuda.

(Definition of “domicile” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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