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 who keeps house.” See 2 Tex. App. 432. (Citing Bouvier Law Dictionary)

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    One who is in actual possession of and who occupies a house, as distinguished from a "boarder," "lodger," or "guest." See Bell v. Keach, 80 Ky. 45; Veils v. Koch, 27 III. 131.