dwelling house

noun

Definition of dwelling house

: a house or sometimes part of a house that is occupied as a residence in distinction from a store, office, or other building and that may legally include associated or connected buildings within the same curtilage

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“Dwelling house.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwelling%20house. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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