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

    Temporary residence.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The dwelling in any place as an inhabitant; which consists in usually lying there. 4 Bl. Comm. 273. In American law it is used to denote a mere temporary residence. Ames v. Winsor, 19 Pick. (Mass.) 248; Pullen v. Monk, 82 Me, 412, 19 Atl. 909; Gilman v. Inman, 85 Me, 105, 26 Atl. 1049.