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

    One’s home is his safest refuge. See 90 111. 229.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To every man his own house is his safest refuge. 5 Coke, 91b; 11 Coke, 82; 8 Inst. 162. The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence as for his repose. 5 Coke, 91b; Say. 227; Broom, Max. 432. A man's dwelling-house is his castle, not for his own personal protection merely, but also for the protection of his family and his property therein. Curtis v. Hubbard, 4 Hill (N. Y.) 487.