“Domicile” is technically defined as the relation which the law creates between an individual and a particular locality or country. It is the legal conception of home, being derived from the Latin “domus”, meaning a home or dwelling. It is synonymous with “home”. In a strict legal sense, the domicile of a person is the place where s/he has a true, fixed, permanent home and principal establishment, and to which, whenever s/he is absent, s/he has the intention of returning[i].
The law defines domicile specifically particular types of persons including:
- Soldiers and other military personnel
- Inmates; probationers
- Exiles and fugitives
- Government employees
- Persons engaged in itinerant occupations
- Married persons
[i] McCreary Enters. v. Hemmans, L.L.C., 802 So. 2d 807 (La.App. 5 Cir. Nov. 14, 2001).