Domicile by Operation of Law Law and Legal Definition

Domicile by operation of law is the domicile that is imposed by law. It is the domicile that is vested by law without taking into consideration a person's residence or intention to change the residence.

There are two classes of persons who get domicile by operation of law. They are:

those persons who are under the control of another. For example wife, minor and lunatic; and

those on whom the domicile of another is given by law. For example public officials, and prisoners.