homestead
home·stead /'hōm-ˌsted, -stid/ n
1 a: the home and adjoining land with any buildings that is occupied usu. by a family as its principal residence
b: an estate created by law in a homestead esp. for the purpose of taking advantage of a homestead exemption
2: a tract of land acquired from U.S. public lands by filing a record and living on and cultivating the tract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

homestead
I noun acreage, acres, country house, estate, farm, farm land, farmplace, farmstead, grounds, home, house, household, manor, messuage, place of settlement, residence associated concepts: family homestead exemption, homestead interest, homestead tax, residential homestead, transfer of homestead, urban homestead II index abode, building (structure), dwelling, habitation (dwelling place), home (domicile), house, household, property (land)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


homestead
n.
The residence of a family, including house, land, and outbuildings.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


homestead
1) The house in which a family lives, plus any adjoining land and other buildings on that land.
2) Real estate that is not subject to the claims of creditors as long as it is occupied as a home by the head of the household. (See also: homestead exemption, Homestead Act)
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Bankruptcy
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Foreclosure
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


homestead
n. Houses, other buildings, and land comprising a residence.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


homestead
The dwelling house and its adjoining land where a family resides. Technically, and pursuant to the modern homestead exemption laws, an artificial estate in land, created to protect the possession and enjoyment of the owner against the claims of creditors by preventing the sale of the property for payment of the owner's debts so long as the land is occupied as a home.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


homestead
The dwelling house and its adjoining land where a family resides. Technically, and pursuant to the modern homestead exemption laws, an artificial estate in land, created to protect the possession and enjoyment of the owner against the claims of creditors by preventing the sale of the property for payment of the owner's debts so long as the land is occupied as a home.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

homestead
   1) n. the house and lot of a homeowner which the head of the household (usually either spouse) can declare in writing to be the principal dwelling of the family, record that declaration of homestead with the County Recorder or Recorder of Deeds and thereby exempt part of its value (based on state statutes) from judgment creditors. A similar exemption is available in bankruptcy without filing a declaration of homestead.
   2) v. jargon for filing a declaration of homestead, as in "he homesteaded the property."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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