I know this word exists but I can't remember it. It is like saying current address or last address but has the meaning of the address a person lived most of their lives or is identified with most.

Thanks for any help :)

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    Domicile: place of usual residence; Native: place of birth;
    – Kris
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 7:10
  • ... long-time home. Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 7:15
  • Hometown: The town or city of one's birth, rearing, or main residence.
    – user66974
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 7:55
  • In asking a question one might say "What do you consider home?"
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 12:24

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Might seem a bit obvious, but it is the best term.


1.3. The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.

  1. The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant

A person's home is the place they identify with most.

Now, if you're writing a form (i.e. a tax form) and you want the place the person has most often lived recently, you'd say the "primary residence".

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