What does the word domestic mean?

  • Domesticus, from domus, 'a house.' The term Domestic or Popular Medicine, has been given to treatises written for the purpose of enabling those who are not of the profession to treat diseases, which may occur in their families, without the necessity of calling in physician. The term, likewise, signifies -Medicine, when thus practised. It is probable, that such works have been attended with mischievous as well as advantageous results.

Usage examples for domestic

  1. This is a domestic matter, and doesn't concern you." – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  2. Mr. Twist was domestic. – Christopher and Columbus by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
  3. A last domestic reform was made in 1891, when education was made free, as well as compulsory. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  4. It was all curiously intimate and domestic, only Warkworth had no part in it. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. An accomplished male servant may perform every domestic service perfectly, but the fact that he cannot be a woman leaves a sense of lack. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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