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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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The point of these articles is to show how domesticity existed more broadly also as an ideal.
According to Reagin the popular press played a central role in facilitating a common bourgeois German domesticity.
In the book's introduction, Bailey highlights his intention to explore "the multiple constructions and uses of domesticity in the AME Church as it emerged from the Civil War to the close of the nineteenth century" (2).
It is the second-wave critique of domesticity that puts this vehicle at our disposal.
I have always found it strange that Colin St John Wilson's houses on Grantchester Road in Cambridge seem to speak of an institution whereas the library seems to speak of domesticity.
As convivial as this film's picture of domesticity may be, the question still hangs in the air.
One of the benefits of the mutual affirmation and admonition resulting from the co-operative agreement between Canadian Anglicans and Lutherans is that parochialism, ethnocentrism and narrow domesticity, no matter where its source, can be mutually challenged and transformed into opposite endeavours.
Staging Domesticity provides a map for reading that could illuminate other Renaissance texts as well: Rabelais, for example, whose battle of the chitterlings versus Lent is marvelous "kitchen stuff"; Cervantes, whose hero, like Dekker's apprentice shoemaker Firk, has visions of animated comestibles marching to heroic encounters; European epic in general, which variously represents women's magical potions and promises of bodily cure as challenges to masculine identity and national projects.
Domesticity and family harmony ruled, along with order and grace.
Written with verve and wit (the book is peppered with subheadings such as "A Cow Is Being Milked"), Staging Domesticity is a major achievement.
The lanky presenter-turned-serious actor - who was caught trying to blag sexual favours on a rack in a sado-masochist-themed dungeon last year - looked the picture of domesticity as he checked out the sofas at the Marble Arch branch with on/off girlfriend Joely Richardson.