from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The area considered legally part of a house or dwelling by virtue of its enclosure by a fence or habitual use in domestic activities.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In law, the area of land occupied by a dwelling and its yard and outbuildings, and inclosed, or deemed as if inclosed, for their better use and enjoyment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun law the
areaimmediately surroundinga house. Contains either no roof, or areas within the roof to see inside.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English, from Old French courtillage, from courtil, diminutive of cort, court; see court.]
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Old French cortillage, curtillage, from cortil court, courtyard, Latin cortis court. See court.
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