Simple Definition of dwelling
: a place where a person lives
Full Definition of dwelling
: a shelter (as a house) in which people live
Examples of dwelling in a sentence
<the simple dwellings in which the Pilgrims spent the first winter at Plymouth>
First Known Use of dwelling
DWELLING Defined for Kids
Definition of dwelling for Students
: a shelter in which a person or an animal lives
Legal Definition of dwelling
: a structure where a person lives and esp. sleeps —called also dwelling house — see also burglary
Additional Notes on dwelling
Courts disagree as to how permanent or consistent the habitation of a structure must be in order for it to be considered a dwelling, but most courts agree that a dwelling includes its curtilage.
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