the area of land occupied by a dwelling and its yard and outbuildings, actually enclosed or considered as enclosed.
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How to use curtilage in a sentence
In the most crowded parishes the houses had no sufficient curtilage, standing as they did in alleys and courts.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2) | Charles Creighton
They had been seen prowling about the curtilage of the ale-house the night before.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
Lincoln laid off his curtilage on a gentle hillock having a slope on every side.The Life Of Abraham Lincoln | Ward H. Lamon
He shall also have the curtilage with the garden adjoining the hall on the north side enclosed as it is with hedges and ditches.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England | Edward L. Cutts
The house-lot or family curtilage at first devolved strictly within the limits of the family.The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for curtilage
the enclosed area of land adjacent to a dwelling house
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