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(dŏm`əsīl'), one's legal residence. This may or may not be the place where one actually resides at any one time. The domicile is the permanent home to which one is presumed to have the intention of returning whenever the purpose for which one is absent has been accomplished. One may simultaneously have a temporary lodging for a short time at one place, a more permanent abode called a residence at another, and a domicile at still another place. Usually the domicile of the husband and father determines that of wife and children. Determining domicile is important in defining the legal status of a person and the nationality of a public corporation (a legal person) under international law.
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In traditional astrology, a planet placed in the sign that it rules was said to be in domicile, a word derived from the Latin for home. Thus, a planet in domicile (e.g., Mercury in Gemini, Mars in Aries, etc.) is “at home,” a location that allows the planet to express its nature freely. A planet in domicile is in the sign of its dignity, and an alternative term for domicile is domal dignity. The term domicile is infrequently used in modern astrology; when it is, it is often used in a more general sense to denote location, as when someone says that a certain planet is “domiciled” in a particular house.

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, domicil Formal
1. a permanent legal residence
2. Commerce Brit the place where a bill of exchange is to be paid
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It gives Wolverhampton-based domiciliary care provider Grosvenor HSC a strong presence in Scotland with this acquisition complementing the already established offices in Clarkston, Falkirk, Dunfermline and Bearsden under its brand Balmoral Health and Social Care.
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Professor Drakeford said the moves would have a positive impact on the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales.
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Under the SPA, PSPI has conditionally agreed to sell and Embrace has conditionally agreed to acquire the Group's remaining UK business, comprising nine UK care home freeholds, office premises, a school and resource centre and domiciliary care and related businesses (together the Wellcare Portfolio).
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"The NRRA is operating as designed, to afford a consistent and reliable framework for reinsurers and their respective domiciliary state regulators to ensure financial solvency."
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THE Dail's Technical Group will put forward a motion this week to stop cuts to the domiciliary care allowance.