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 for domestic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Native \Na"tive\ (n[=a]"t[i^]v), a. [F. natif, L. nativus, fr.
     nasci, p. p. natus. See Nation, and cf. Na["i]ve, Neif
     a serf.]
     1. Arising by birth; having an origin; born. [Obs.]
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              Anaximander's opinion is, that the gods are native,
              rising and vanishing again in long periods of times.
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     2. Of or pertaining to one's birth; natal; belonging to the
        place or the circumstances in which one is born; --
        opposed to foreign; as, native land, language, color,
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     3. Born in the region in which one lives; as, a native
        inhabitant, race; grown or originating in the region where
        used or sold; not foreign or imported; as, native
        oysters, or strawberries. In the latter sense, synonymous
        with domestic.
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     4. Original; constituting the original substance of anything;
        as, native dust. --Milton.
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     5. Conferred by birth; derived from origin; born with one;
        inherent; inborn; not acquired; as, native genius,
        cheerfulness, wit, simplicity, rights, intelligence, etc.
        Having the same meaning as congenital, but typically
        used for positive qualities, whereas congenital may be
        used for negative qualities. See also congenital
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              Courage is native to you.             --Jowett
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     6. Naturally related; cognate; connected (with). [R.]
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              the head is not more native to the heart, . . .
              Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. --Shak.
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     7. (Min.)
        (a) Found in nature uncombined with other elements; as,
            native silver, copper, gold.
        (b) Found in nature; not artificial; as native sodium
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     Native American party. See under American, a.
     Native bear (Zool.), the koala.
     Native bread (Bot.), a large underground fungus, of
        Australia ({Mylitta australis), somewhat resembling a
        truffle, but much larger.
     Native devil. (Zool.) Same as Tasmanian devil, under
     Native hen (Zool.), an Australian rail ({Tribonyx
     Native pheasant. (Zool.) See Leipoa.
     Native rabbit (Zool.), an Australian marsupial ({Perameles
        lagotis) resembling a rabbit in size and form.
     Native sloth (Zool.), the koala.
     Native thrush (Zool.), an Australian singing bird
        ({Pachycephala olivacea); -- called also thickhead.
     Native turkey (Zool.), the Australian bustard ({Choriotis
        australis); -- called also bebilya.
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     Syn: Natural; natal; original; congenital.
     Usage: Native, Natural, Natal. natural refers to the
            nature of a thing, or that which springs therefrom;
            native, to one's birth or origin; as, a native
            country, language, etc.; natal, to the circumstances
            of one's birth; as, a natal day, or star. Native
            talent is that which is inborn; natural talent is that
            which springs from the structure of the mind. Native
            eloquence is the result of strong innate emotion;
            natural eloquence is opposed to that which is studied
            or artificial.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Domestic \Do*mes"tic\, a. [L. domesticus, fr. domus use: cf. F.
     domestique. See 1st Dome.]
     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,
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              His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his
              domestic feelings were unusually strong. --Macaulay.
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     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. --Shak.
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     3. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or
        pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
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     4. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated;
        tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
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     5. Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic
        manufactures, wines, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Domestic \Do*mes"tic\, n.
     1. One who lives in the family of an other, as hired
        household assistant; a house servant.
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              The master labors and leads an anxious life, to
              secure plenty and ease to the domestic. --V. Knox.
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     2. pl. (Com.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton
        goods. [U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a
             nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway
             construction" [ant: foreign]
      2: of or relating to the home; "domestic servant"; "domestic
      3: of or involving the home or family; "domestic worries";
         "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores";
         "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author
         of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"
         [ant: undomestic]
      4: converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals";
         "domesticated plants like maize" [syn: domestic,
      5: produced in a particular country; "domestic wine"; "domestic
      n 1: a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the
           household [syn: domestic, domestic help, house

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "domestic":
     anchoritic, autochthonous, cloistered, domal, domestic servant,
     domesticated, domiciliary, drudge, eremitic, family, help,
     hermitic, hermitish, hired help, home, household, housekeeper,
     indigenous, inland, internal, intestine, manorial, mansional,
     menial, municipal, national, native, palatial, private, recluse,
     residential, residentiary, scullion, sequestered, servant,
     servitor, shut in, shut up, slavey, stay-at-home, steward, subdued,
     submissive, tame, turnspit

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DOMESTICS. Those who reside in the same house with the master they serve the 
  term does not extend to workmen or laborers employed out of doors. 5 Binn. 
  R. 167; Merl. Rep. h.t. The Act of Congress of April 30, 1790, s. 25, uses 
  the word domestic in this sense. 
       2. Formerly, this word was used to designate those who resided in the 
  house of another, however exalted their station, and  who performed services 
  for him. Voltaire, in writing to the French queen, in 1748, says) " Deign to 
  consider, madam, that I am one of the domestics of the king, and 
  consequently yours, lily companions, the gentlemen of the king," &c. 
       3. Librarians, secretaries, and persons in such honorable employments, 
  would not probably be considered domestics, although they might reside in 
  the house of their respective employers. 
       4. Pothier, to point out the distinction between a domestic and a 
  servant, gives the following example: A literary man who lives and lodges 
  with you, solely to be your companion, that you may profit by his 
  conversation and learning, is your domestic; for all who live in the same 
  house and eat at the same table with the owner of the house, are his 
  domestics, but they are not servants. On the contrary, your Valet de, 
  chambre, to whom you pay wages, and who sleeps out of your house, is not, 
  properly speaking, your domestic, but your servant. Poth. Proc. Cr. sect. 2, 
  art. 5, Sec. 5; Poth. Ob. 710, 828; 9 Toull. n. 314; H. De Pansey, Des 
  Justices de Paix, c. 30, n. 1. Vide Operative; Servant. 

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