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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.

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slang expression for an incident of violence in the home between a man and a woman.
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There have been several cases in the Gulf where domestic help have used the employer to enter the country and then fled with the passport to look for better opportunities.
"Significantly relying on domestic help to raise a child negatively impedes the child's linguistic development," said Nasr.
According to civil society groups, about 10,000 children are trafficked from Jharkhand every year to either work as domestic help or sex workers, but trafficking for forced surrogacy has never been heard of before.
The ministry is facing difficulties in recruiting domestic help due to a number of reasons including the ministry's poor performance and some social attitudes that have had negative impacts on the governments of labour exporting countries, the source was quoted as saying in the report.
Meanwhile, the ministry has denied press reports that it will hike visa charges for the recruitment of domestic help from SR2,000 to SR2,300 ($533 to $613) after the introduction of electronic visa services from October 25.
"We never know what is around the corner and so, if my parents' needs change in the future, and they require more than just domestic help, such as personal care or nursing care at home, the staff at Cymorth Llaw can still deliver and the company my parents have come to know and trust can continue to support them at home." ?
The ILO report singled out Nordic countries for the minuscule rates of private domestic help. "This is partly due to the public provision of childcare and elderly care, tasks that are often undertaken by domestic workers in other countries." India was singled out in the report for sketchy data, with estimates on total domestic workers ranging from 2.5 million to 90 million domestic workers.
The court on Monday convicted the Talwars for killing their 14- year-old daughter Arushi and domestic help Hemraj under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offense) 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
She said: "Along with my co-founder Eugenie, we have tried to draw from our home country the best of French art de vivre to obtain the best quality domestic help. We have on board seven professional trainers or 'perfectionists' who have received formal education in their respective fields with at least five years' experience in a five-star hotel."
In this world of domestic help placement agencies, stands out as a full service 360 degrees placement, verification and training domestic help company.
Swabhimaanya chief executive and managing director, Rahul Pagare, said, 'With around 100 million domestic help employed across India, the need of the hour is to empower this section of the society with basic financial exposure.
I said some domestic help, Arlene, so please get your facts straight.