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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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de Treville, on receiving it, assured him that by two o'clock in the morning the four leaves of absence should be at the respective domiciles of the travelers.
The lower classes of the people, in their persons and their domiciles, are not clean--but there it stops--the town and the island are miracles of cleanliness.
The older part of the camp consisted almost wholly of trenches, as though this had been the original form of dwellings which was slowly giving way to the drier and airier surface domiciles.
Ceasing employment activity in former state of domicile.
Mitch Barns, Nielsen's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Our Board has reviewed the Company's corporate domicile and agrees that re-incorporating in the U.
Failing to appreciate the distinction between domicile and residence can have dramatic consequences.
It is worth mentioning here that in wake of the ongoing strike by the Patwaris, the candidates for domiciles especially the students are facing hardships in getting domiciles, which is prerequisite for admission in colleges.
In choosing a domicile, a company should focus on several key factors, such as a domicile's regulatory environment, the infrastructure of the chosen jurisdiction, tax issues and whether the jurisdiction requires any personnel to be physically present in the jurisdiction.
Talking to reporters here on Friday, representatives of Barang Youth Jirga, a Non Governmental local welfare organization of the area including its president Said Nawab Khan, General secretary Zahorul Haq, Dr Muhammad Hassan, Mohammad Nazir Khan, Riaz Khan and others said that trend of getting of fake domicile certificate by the non residents has increased during past several months and dozens of non local had got the agency domicile.
Having established your legal domicile, there are further considerations when it comes to assessing liability for IHT.
Since the HCs took religion to be the nexus, they found domicile irrelevant for the purposes of the application of the Act.
There are essentially three types of domicile this being Domicile of Origin, Domicile of Dependence and Domicile of Choice.