curtilage

curtilage
cur·ti·lage /'kərt-əl-ij/ n [Anglo-French curtillage enclosed land belonging to a house, kitchen garden, from Old French cortillage kitchen garden, from cortil garden, ultimately from Latin cohort - cohors farmyard]: the area surrounding and associated with a home
◇ The curtilage of a house is included in the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures.

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

curtilage
noun court, courtyard, enclosure, fenced, garden, land, yard

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


curtilage
n.
The land surrounding and attached to a house, often enclosed in some way.

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


curtilage
The area of ground used for the enjoyment of a house or other building. A piece of land may still be part of the curtilage of a building even if there are buildings on that land. What comprises the curtilage will depend on the circumstances of the particular property.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


curtilage
n. The land immediately surrounding a dwelling, such as a yard and outbuildings, where some of the regular activity of the occupant's home life takes place, where the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, and that is usually demarcated, fenced off, or otherwise clearly protected from public scrutiny. Such land is regarded as a part of the dwelling itself and is protected from warrantless searches under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Also called open fields doctrine or messuage.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


curtilage
The area, usually enclosed, encompassing the grounds and buildings immediately surrounding a home that is used in the daily activities of domestic life.

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


curtilage
The area, usually enclosed, encompassing the grounds and buildings immediately surrounding a home that is used in the daily activities of domestic life.

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


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