1. Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants. "His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his domestic feelings were unusually strong." (Macaulay)
Origin: L. Domesticus, fr. Domus use: cf. F. Domestique. See 1st Dome.
(01 Mar 1998)
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