26/04/17 Citizenship, Domicile, and Residence

e-legal lesson

  • Citizenship is one’s status as a member of a nation, with the right and privileges that status carries with it.
  • Domicile is where one lives with the intent to stay; it refers particularly to a state, county, and city.
  • Residence is, broadly, where one’s home is, or the building itself. One may have many residences but only one domicile.
Note that the U.S. Constitution refers to citizens of the states, so for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction, citizenship and domicile are the same.