do·mes·tic / dəˈmestik/ • adj. 1. of or relating to the running of a home or to family relations: domestic chores | domestic violence. ∎ chiefly Brit. of or for use in the home rather than in an industrial or office environment: domestic appliances. ∎ (of a person) fond of family life and running a home: she was not at all domestic. ∎ (of an animal) tame and kept by humans: domestic cattle. 2. existing or occurring inside a particular country; not foreign or international: Korea's domestic affairs. • n. 1. (also domestic worker or domestic help) a person who is paid to help with menial tasks such as cleaning. 2. a product not made abroad. DERIVATIVES: do·mes·ti·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.
Pertaining to the house or home. A person employed by a household to perform various servient duties. Any household servant, such as a maid or butler. Relating to a place of birth, origin, or domicile.
That which is domestic is related to household uses. A domestic animal is one that is sufficiently tame to live with a family, such as a dog or cat, or one that can be used to contribute to a family's support, such as a cow, chicken, or horse. When something is domesticated, it is converted to domestic use, as in the case of a wild animal that is tamed.
Domestic relations are relationships between various family members, such as a husband and wife, that are regulated by family law.
A domestic corporation of a particular state is one that has been organized and chartered in that state as opposed to a foreign corporation, which has been incorporated in another state or territory. In tax law, a domestic corporation is one that has originated in any U.S. state or territory.
Domestic products are goods that are manufactured within a particular territory rather than imported from outside that territory.
So domesticate XVII. f. pp. stem of medL. domesticāre; see -ATE 3. domesticity XVIII.