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Pertaining to the house or home. A person employed by a household to perform various servient duties. Any household servant, such as a maid or butler. Relating to a place of birth, origin, or domicile.

That which is domestic is related to household uses. A domestic animal is one that is sufficiently tame to live with a family, such as a dog or cat, or one that can be used to contribute to a family's support, such as a cow, chicken, or horse. When something is domesticated, it is converted to domestic use, as in the case of a wild animal that is tamed.

Domestic relations are relationships between various family members, such as a Husband and Wife, that are regulated by Family Law.

A domestic corporation of a particular state is one that has been organized and chartered in that state as opposed to a foreign corporation, which has been incorporated in another state or territory. In tax law, a domestic corporation is one that has originated in any U.S. state or territory.

Domestic products are goods that are manufactured within a particular territory rather than imported from outside that territory.


(Household), adjective belonging to the house, domiciliary, family, home, homemaking, household, housekeeping, internal, pertaining to one's household, perraining to the family, pertaining to the home, relating to the family, relating to the home
Associated concepts: domestic animals, domestic duties, domestic employment, domestic fixtures, domestic purroses, domestic relations, domestic servants, domestic service, domestic status, domestic use


(Indigenous), adjective endemic, home, homemade, local, national, native, native grown, not forrign, not imported
Associated concepts: domestic commerce, domestic corpooation, domestic judgment
See also: internal, local, national, native, residential


slang expression for an incident of violence in the home between a man and a woman.
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Wildcats were found "all over the Old World," but that specific subspecies in those areas is the one that has a link to today's domestic cats.
For a start, drawing wildcats apart from the mundane domestic cat is a strategy for placing them within public imaginaries of wild(er)ness (see above), and thus enhancing public support for wildcat conservation efforts.
By their calculations, haplotype V is at least 60,000 years old, which means the ancestors of domestic cats had already encountered a primitive version of FIV long before cats were domesticated about 10,000 years ago.
The domestic cat is an opportunistic hunter and has a more varied diet than any other cat species (Kitchener 1991, Baker et al.
Of the 29 isolates derived from feline-associated cases, 28 were associated with domestic cats and 1 involved a feral cat (Figure).
This year however, it's back in full swing with exhibits of over 40 cats from seven different breeds ranging from pure breeds such as Persian, Cornish Rex and Rag Dolls, to your good old domestic cat.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "We believe what was seen on Sunday evening was either a large domestic cat or a wildcat.
The following two pages have a similar interaction, but this time it is a domestic cat and its environment.
My mate Ginger reckons there are plans to cross a domestic cat with a lion.
The aim of this work was to develop a PCR-based method for distinguishing between scats of Andean felids, namely Andean cat (Oreailurus jacobita), pampas cat (Lynchailurus colocolo)--the most common felid in the Andes--, Geoffroy's cat (Oncifelis geoffroyi), puma (Puma concolor), as well as other sympatric carnivores such as culpeo fox (Pseudalopex culpaeus), domestic cat (Felis catus), and domestic dog (Canis familiaris).
Meanwhile, as Sweden joined the list of European countries confirming H5N1 infection in wild birds, German authorities announced the detection of the virus in a dead domestic cat from the island of Ruegen, where the infection has already been confirmed in wild birds.
In August 2004, NHGRI the mouse as announced that it has added 18 new model organisms to its sequencing pipeline, including the orangutan, the African savannah elephant, the rabbit, and the domestic cat.