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

    A house; a dwelling; a home.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the civil and old English law. A house or dwelling; a habitation. Inst 4, 4, 8; Townsh. PI. 183-185. Bennet v. Bittle, 4 Rawle (Pat) 342.
    —Domus capitularis. In old records. A chapter-house; the chapter-house. Dyer, 266.
    —Domus conversorum. An ancient house built or appointed by King Henry III. for such Jews as were converted to the Christian faith ; but King Edward III., who expelled the Jews from the kingdom, deputed the place for the custody of the rolls and records of the chancery. Jacob.
    —Domus Dei. The house ofi God; a name applied to many hospitals and religious houses.
    —Domus mansionalis. A mansion house. 1 Hale, P. C. 558; State v. Brooks, 4 Co.nn. 446; State v. Sutcliffe, 4 Strob. (S. C.) 376.
    —Domus proderum. The house of lords, abbreviated into Dom. Proc., or D.P.