Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A house of entertainment where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and sometimes with lodging. Century Diet. A coffee-house is not an inn. Thompson v. Lacy, 3 Barn. & Aid. 283 ; Pitt v. Laming, 4 Camp. 77; Insurance Co. v. Langdon. 6 Wend. (N. Y.) 627; Com. v. Woods, 4 Ky. Law Rep. 262.