Residence vs Domiciliate - What's the difference?

residence | domiciliate |

As a noun residence

is the place where one lives.

As a verb domiciliate is

to establish a permanent residence.




(en noun)
  • The place where one lives.
  • * Macaulay
  • Johnson took up his residence in London.
  • A building used as a home.
  • The place where a corporation is established.
  • The state of living in a particular place or environment.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • The confessor had often made considerable residences in Normandy.
  • The place where anything rests permanently.
  • * Milton
  • But when a king sets himself to bandy against the highest court and residence of all his regal power, he then fights against his own majesty and kingship.
  • subsidence, as of a sediment
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • That which falls to the bottom of liquors; sediment; also, refuse; residuum.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)




  • To establish a permanent residence.
  • To establish a permanent residence for (someone).
  • (figuratively) To settle (oneself) into a mode of thinking or the like.
  • Usage notes

    * The figurative sense is most often used with (himself) or a similar pronoun as its object.