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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

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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Reentering his domicile, late in the evening, three days after Madame de Bellegarde had made her bargain with him--the expression is sufficiently correct--touching the entertainment at which she was to present him to the world, he found on his table a card of goodly dimensions bearing an announcement that this lady would be at home on the 27th of the month, at ten o'clock in the evening.
"I don't believe you like my little domicile," he remarked, as they started off homeward.
Here little Meriem slept in comparative warmth and safety, while The Killer and the ape perched upon near-by branches, the former always before the entrance to the lofty domicile, where he best could guard its inmate from the dangers of arboreal enemies.
Porthos had been trying a new horse; D'Artagnan was on guard at the Louvre; Aramis had been to visit one of his penitents in the neighborhood; and Athos, whose domicile was established in the Rue Guenegaud, found himself close at hand.
His poor brains being hopelessly puzzled with this dilemma, he at length ventures out, partly resolving to cross the head of the street, and send one hasty glance towards his forsaken domicile. Habit--for he is a man of habits--takes him by the hand, and guides him, wholly unaware, to his own door, where, just at the critical moment, he is aroused by the scraping of his foot upon the step.
On approaching old Marheyo's domicile, its inmates rushed out to receive us; and while the gifts of Mehevi were being disposed of, the superannuated warrior did the honours of his mansion with all the warmth of hospitality evinced by an English squire when he regales his friends at some fine old patrimonial mansion.
One evening Tess and Clare were obliged to sit indoors keeping house, all the other occupants of the domicile being away.
KARACHI -- The Supreme Court (SC) reserved on Friday the verdict on pleas, filed by students, Halim Khan and Saddam Hussain, pertaining to admissions in Shaheed Benazir Medical College (SBMC) Lyari, allegedly on the basis of fake domiciles. A two-member bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah heard the case at the SC Karachi Registry.
KARACHI -- Supreme Court's Karachi Registry on Friday reserved its decision on a case pertaining to the admissions in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical College Lyari (SBBMCL) on fake domiciles. A SC bench, headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, heard a plea filed by affected students Saddam Hussain and Haleem Khan against the cancellation of their admissions in SBBMCL.
The unit visited Shaheen Muslim Town and provided domiciles to the applicants.
Future development of captive domiciles depends on regulations, tax codes and being seen as a tool to mitigate and control risks.
There are a lot hidden cases of fake domiciles. Such a manipulation against Sindh and Balochistan domiciles in CSS and other examinations were reported in past.