To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

For voter registration, the homeless may list a landmark around which they live as their domicile address.
  housing that someone is living in
 Mark word for later review on this computer
domicile domiciles domiciled domiciliary
"Domicile" is used formally or legally. In law, it refers to the residence where you have your permanent or principal home 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.
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • For voter registration, the homeless may list a landmark around which they live as their domicile address.
  • To attend the school in the district, their legal domicile must be within district boundaries.
  • Sophie made grateful use of these facilities; indeed, she would have been required to use them, since the mistress of the mansion, Hedwig Hoss, possessed a Westphalian hausfrau’s phobia about dirt and made certain that any of the prisoners lodged beneath her roof keep clothing and person not merely clean but hygienic: potent antiseptics were prescribed for the laundry water and the prisoners domiciled in Haus Miss went around smelling of germicide.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • After leaving the station, Mr. Fogg gave Passepartout instructions to purchase some provisions, and quietly went to his domicile.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days

  • Show more
  • Bossuet had not much domicile, sometimes none at all.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They passed through the intervening streets as quickly as they might, ascended the staircase of the new domicile, were admitted by Jerry, and found Lucie weeping, alone.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • According to neighborhood legend, when the younger Radley boy was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunninghams from Old Sarum, an enormous and confusing tribe domiciled in the northern part of the county, and they formed the nearest thing to a gang ever seen in Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Here there stood a white house within a walled garden, and in the pantry of this domicile we found a store of food—two loaves of bread in a pan, an uncooked steak, and the half of a ham.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • D’Artagnan drew up his request, and M. de Treville, on receiving it, assured him that by two o’clock in the morning the four leaves of absence should be at the respective domiciles of the travelers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The parish authorities inquired with dignity of the workhouse authorities, whether there was no female then domiciled in ’the house’ who was in a situation to impart to Oliver Twist, the consolation and nourishment of which he stood in need.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist

  • Show more again
  • ’It is humble,’ said Mr. Micawber, ’— to quote a favourite expression of my friend Heep; but it may prove the stepping-stone to more ambitious domiciliary accommodation.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Abandon all domiciles, Now, now.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I note that Mrs. Kato, who was born in Japan, returned to that country and it would seem evident that she has accordingly relinquished any claim to Canadian domicile which she might previously have acquired.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Another was the extensive prevalence of whistling in the various domiciles—a piped note of some kind coming from nearly every open door.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The great hall, its floor pockmarked by two decades of hobnails, was cleared for the tea dance, and four-score young Americans, domiciled in schools near Gstaad, bounced about to the frolic of "Don’t Bring Lulu," or exploded violently with the first percussions of the Charleston.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The shutters were not closed, nor was any blind or curtain drawn over the window, neither robbery nor observation being a contingency which could do much injury to the occupant of the domicile.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • After this he remarked to Mrs. Penniman that if she walked so slowly she would attract notice, and he succeeded, after a fashion, in hurrying her back to the domicile of which her tenure had become so insecure.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • From her elevated position the exhausted woman could perceive the roof of the house below, and the garden and the whole enclosure of the little domicile.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • For the guest: security of domicile and seclusion of study.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • One evening Tess and Clare were obliged to sit indoors keeping house, all the other occupants of the domicile being away.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • If we are gentlefolks they will put hatchments over our late domicile, with gilt cherubim, and mottoes stating that there is "Quiet in Heaven."
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • These sufficing, however, to inform the visitor that Miss Flite and her birds are domiciled with a Mrs. Blinder, in Bell Yard, he repairs to that neighbouring place, where Miss Flite (who rises early that she may be punctual at the divan of justice held by her excellent friend the Chancellor) comes running downstairs with tears of welcome and with open arms.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The simplest way to do so was to go in the autumn to Rome, where Miss Osmond was domiciled with her family.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • …to form on hearing the fervent encomiums bestowed upon it by Tim Linkinwater, was, nevertheless, a sufficiently desirable nook in the heart of a busy town like London, and one which occupied a high place in the affectionate remembrances of several grave persons domiciled in the neighbourhood, whose recollections, however, dated from a much more recent period, and whose attachment to the spot was far less absorbing, than were the recollections and attachment of the enthusiastic Tim.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • So they were domiciled in a ready-prepared home of elegance and beauty.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • She has left the paternal domicile.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The simplest way to do so was to go in the autumn to Rome, where Miss Osmond was domiciled with her family.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The lovely old Georgian house was now the domicile of dragons, where bright presences with incendiary breath prowled from room to room.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • To bear with him means to obey; and scarcely had his heavy feet resounded within our joint domicile than he shouted for me to attend upon him.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Here Arthur Clennam stopped to look about him for the domicile of Plornish, plasterer, whose name, according to the custom of Londoners, Daniel Doyce had never seen or heard of to that hour.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • The persons of whom it is composed are therefore scattered over a wide extent, and each of them is detained in the place of his domicile by the narrowness of his income, or by the small unremitting exertions by which he earns it.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • But it had been Pierce’s domicile, and headquarters: the place he’d begun his land speculating in ten years ago, and so put down the plinth course of capital on which everything afterward had been built, however rickety or grotesque, toward the sky; and that, she supposed, would set the spot apart, give it an aura.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • They talked of the matters naturally in order; her uncle’s death, Ralph’s state of health, the way she had passed her winter, her visit to Rome, her return to Florence, her plans for the summer, the hotel she was staying at; and then of Lord Warburton’s own adventures, movements, intentions, impressions and present domicile.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • …The profound earth and its attributes and the unquiet ocean, (so tell I my morning’s romanza,) All enjoyments and properties and money, and whatever money will buy, The best farms, others toiling and planting and he unavoidably reaps, The noblest and costliest cities, others grading and building and he domiciles there, Nothing for any one but what is for him, near and far are for him, the ships in the offing, The perpetual shows and marches on land are for him if they are for anybody.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • In a dreadful state of doubt and uncertainty, the agonised young woman staggered to the gate, and then, exchanging her faltering walk for a swift run, returned by the most devious and complicated route she could think of, to the domicile of the Jew.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And perhaps you look for it with as much impatience as I do; perhaps this evening Madame Bonacieux will visit the conjugal domicile.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Such was the contagion of domiciliary fellowship with the Talbothays nymphs and swains.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • This lofty virtue had three domiciles in Paris for the sake of escaping from the police.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • —had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in her surreptitious visions of a domiciliary intimacy continued long enough to break down his coldness even against his judgement.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • When we had engaged this domicile, I bought some cold meat at an eating-house, and took my fellow-travellers home to tea; a proceeding, I regret to state, which did not meet with Mrs. Crupp’s approval, but quite the contrary.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Tess, like her compeers, soon discovered which of the cows had a preference for her style of manipulation, and her fingers having become delicate from the long domiciliary imprisonments to which she had subjected herself at intervals during the last two or three years, she would have been glad to meet the milchers’ views in this respect.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Moreover, when two people are once parted—have abandoned a common domicile and a common environment—new growths insensibly bud upward to fill each vacated place; unforeseen accidents hinder intentions, and old plans are forgotten.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The man domiciled there and the passer-by were forced to bid each other good-day, greatly to the regret of both.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The stateliness of look which had been almost too marked for a dweller in a country domicile had at last found an artistically happy background.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Evening drew on, and sounds of life and movement in the lower part of the domicile became more pronounced, the gate in the palings clicking incessantly.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Domiciled once more in the Boulevard Haussmann, he walked over to the Rue de l’Universite and inquired of Madame de Bellegarde’s portress whether the marquise had come back.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Their condition of domiciliary comradeship put her, as the woman, to such disadvantage by its enforced intercourse, that he felt it unfair to her to exercise any pressure of blandishment which he might have honestly employed had she been better able to avoid him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • (polyandria polygynia); whence you hear the sound of jingling spinets and women singing; where little porter pots hang on the railings sunning themselves; whither of evenings you see City clerks padding wearily: here it was that Mr. Clapp, the clerk of Mr. Sedley, had his domicile, and in this asylum the good old gentleman hid his head with his wife and daughter when the crash came.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Now, at the Pantheon, at the Val-de-Grace, and at the Barriere de Grenelle were situated the domiciles of the three very redoubtable prowlers of the barriers, Kruideniers, alias Bizarre, Glorieux, an ex-convict, and Barre-Carosse, upon whom the attention of the police was directed by this incident.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They talked of the matters naturally in order; her uncle’s death, Ralph’s state of health, the way she had passed her winter, her visit to Rome, her return to Florence, her plans for the summer, the hotel she was staying at; and then of Lord Warburton’s own adventures, movements, intentions, impressions and present domicile.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   domicile [7]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Personal Finance, Public Policy & Politics, Law
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading