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domicile

n. the place where a person has his/her permanent principal home to which he/she returns or intends to return. This becomes significant in determining in what state a probate of a dead person's estate is filed, what state can assess income or inheritance taxes, where a party can begin divorce proceedings, or whether there is "diversity of citizenship" between two parties which may give federal courts jurisdiction over a lawsuit. Where a person has several "residences" it may be a matter of proof as to which is the state of domicile. A business has its domicile in the state where its headquarters is located.

domicile

noun abiding place, abode, address, billet, domicilium, domus, dwelling, habitancy, habitat, habitation, home, house, inhabitancy, living quarters, lodging, lodgment, place of occupancy, place of residence, quarters, residence, residency, tabernacle
Associated concepts: abandonment of domicile, acquisition of domicile, bona fide domicile, change of domicile, de facto domicile, family domicile, legal domicile, matrimonial domicile, plural domiciles
Foreign phrases: Uxor sequitur domicilium viri.The wife follows the domicile of her husband. Domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium. Everyone's home is his safest refuge.
See also: abode, address, building, dwell, dwelling, habitation, house, inhabit, inhabitation, lodge, lodging, reside, residence, structure

domicile

the country that a person treats as his permanent home and to which he has the closest legal attachment. A person cannot be without a domicile and cannot have more than one domicile at any one time; he acquires a domicile of origin at birth (normally, if his father is alive, his father's; if his father is not alive, his mother's). He retains this domicile until he acquires a domicile of choice (by making a home in a country with the intention that it should be a permanent base). Domicile is distinct from nationality; it is also distinct from ‘ordinary residence’ in that the latter may be acquired without any intention to reside there permanently.
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Law student Muneeb Khan welcomed the initiative and said it would be a huge relief for the Fata students, who were mostly too poor to afford the cost of domicile fee.
However, he warned the school authorities not issue Fata domicile to outsiders.
The balance of secondary factors can help swing a close case one way or another, but they cannot be the basis to prove a change of domicile out of New York.
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The parties said they further believe that a Canadian domicile will be in compliance with the new Treasury Department Guidance and are working on an alternative transaction structure that would be in the best interest of their respective securityholders, and the parties are further considering the Treasury Department Guidance as they continue to arrive at this alternative transaction structure.
As a foundling found in Jaro, Iloilo, she acquired the domicile (and citizenship) of her parents who, according to generally-accepted principles of law, are presumed to be Filipinos.
But if these other questions aren't answered consistently with those documents, there could be some issues around what someone's domicile actually was, with potential legal proceedings.
Once domicile is established in a place, that legal home continues until it is supplanted by a new domicile.
In addition, various NYS authoritative sources will be examined to form general guidelines to be considered by taxpayers in domicile planning.
On the other hand, since most jurisdictions in the United States do not allow punitive damages to be insured, an offshore domicile should be considered if the company wants to insure punitive damages.
They alleged the elders and officials of the administration for making domicile certificates to the non residents.
There are essentially three types of domicile this being Domicile of Origin, Domicile of Dependence and Domicile of Choice.