dwelling house


dwelling house
a house occupied, or intended to be occupied, as a residence.
[1400-50; late ME]

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  • Dwelling house — Dwelling Dwell ing, n. Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile. [1913 Webster] Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons. Jer. xlix. 33. [1913 Webster] God will deign To visit oft the dwellings of just men. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dwelling house — n formal especially BrE a house that people live in, not one that is being used as a shop, office etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dwelling house — noun housing that someone is living in (Freq. 1) he built a modest dwelling near the pond they raise money to provide homes for the homeless • Syn: ↑dwelling, ↑home, ↑domicile, ↑abode, ↑habitation …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwelling house — A building used as a place of abode for people. 43 Am J1st Pub Util § 183. A building suitable as a dwelling house, whether or not it is occupied at the time. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 904. For the purpose of the offense of arson, any house intended… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • dwelling-house — dwellˈing house noun A house used as a dwelling, in distinction from a place of business or other building • • • Main Entry: ↑dwell …   Useful english dictionary

  • dwelling house — domicile; house or place where one lives; habitation; residence; abode …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dwelling house — noun Law a house used as a residence rather than for business …   English new terms dictionary

  • dwelling house — noun (C) law a house that people live in, not one that is being used as a shop, office etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dwelling house — /ˈdwɛlɪŋ haʊs/ (say dweling hows) noun a house occupied, or intended to be occupied, as a residence …   Australian English dictionary

  • dwelling house of another — As the term is used in the law of arson, a dwelling house of which a person other than the accused is in possession; the person in possession may or may not be the owner. 5 Am J2d Arson § 39 …   Ballentine's law dictionary