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

    An inhabited residence.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The house in which a man lives with his family; a residence ; the apartment or building or group of buildings, occupied by a family as a place of residence. In conveyancing. Includes all buildings attached to or connected with the house. 2 Hli. Real Prop. 338, and note. In the law of burglary. A house in which the occupier and his family usually reside, or, in other words, dwell and lie im Whart. Crim. Law, 357.