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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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The center of domestication of onion is presumed to be in the Middle East, although its relatives are native to the mountains of Central Asia (Hanelt, 1986).
According to her, the domestication of the UN resolution was a testimony of the state government's commitment towards ensuring peace, security and assuring women of their rightful place in the society.
The researchers suggest that these results help us understand how dogs have changed during the process of domestication. They analysed DNA also from 21 wolves, and found the same genetic variation among them.
Rising genetic diversity marks a trail leading to domestication. Since only a subpopulation of the original group of domesticated dogs would have come with humans to a new area, those dogs would have a limited set of genes available to exchange.
In recent years in addition to archaeological and zooarchaeological evidence molecular studies have become one of the most powerful tools for the study of livestock origin in the process of domestication (Zeder 2006) .Mitochondrial DNA plays a key role in the study of evolution and phylogeny and has been widely used to study goat domestication process and origin (Han et al.
Among these responses are the behaviors in the domestication syndrome, aggression, fearfulness, sociability, and playfulness.
Speaking on behalf of the legislature Monday, August 13, at Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions organized by the Liberian National Red Cross Society (LNRCS), the Liberian IHL Committee (LIHLC) and the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) with support of the International Committee of the Red Cross Liberia Office, Senator Wesseh said he and Senator Zargo will spend more time to ensuring smooth passage of the domestication convention bill that is expected to be submitted to the legislature.
The domestication entails that production of e-passport will be in Nigeria alone and will no longer be by foreigners.
"How can you have this flourishing, fully domesticated maize complex in the southwest Amazon, and meanwhile, near the domestication center in Mexico the domestication process is still ongoing?"
A clue to the influence that traits have on our response to organisms that possess certain physical and behavioral features, and to be discussed at length later in this paper, is shown by research on the domestication of the silver fox (Belyaev, 1969; Trut, 1999).
From Colonization to Domestication: Population, Environment, and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America