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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The enclosed land around a house or other building.

Usage examples (39)
  • The courts have long held that people have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their homes and in the "curtilage," a fancy legal term for the area around the home.
  • It is called the curtilage search.
  • A warrant to enter the suspect's driveway, part of the traditionally protected area around the home known as the "curtilage," because he had not put up a fence.
  • Law A dwelling house, with the adjacent buildings and curtilage, and the adjoining lands appropriated to the use of the household. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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