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Domestic

Domestic
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)
4. Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one’s own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions.
3. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
4. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
5. Made in one’s own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.
Origin: L. Domesticus, fr. Domus use: cf. F. Domestique. See 1st dome.


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