noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French curtillage, from curtil garden, curtilage, from curt court Date: 14th century a piece of ground (as a yard or courtyard) within the fence surrounding a house

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  • 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… …   Law dictionary

  • curtilage — (n.) early 14c., from Anglo Fr. curtilage, from O.Fr. cortil little court, walled garden, yard, from M.L. cortile court, yard, from L. cortis (see COURT (Cf. court)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Curtilage — Cur ti*lage (k?r t? l?j), n. [OF. cortillage, curtillage, fr. cortil court, courtyard, LL. cortis court. See {Court}.] (Law) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curtilage — [kʉrt′ l ij΄] n. [ME < OFr cortillage < cortil, dim. < LL cortis, COURT] Law the fenced in ground and buildings immediately surrounding a house or dwelling …   English World dictionary

  • Curtilage — The curtilage is an important legal term to define the land immediately surrounding a house or dwelling, including any closely associated buildings and structures, but excluding any associated open fields beyond . It defines the boundary within… …   Wikipedia

  • curtilage — n. an area attached to a dwelling house and forming one enclosure with it. Etymology: ME f. AF curtilage, OF co(u)rtillage f. co(u)rtil small court f. cort COURT …   Useful english dictionary

  • curtilage — /kerr tl ij/, n. Law. the area of land occupied by a dwelling and its yard and outbuildings, actually enclosed or considered as enclosed. [1250 1300; ME courtelage < AF; OF cortillage, equiv. to cortil yard (cort COURT + il dim. suffix) + age… …   Universalium

  • curtilage — noun /ˈkɜːtɪlɪdʒ,ˈkɝtəlɪdʒ/ the area immediately surrounding a house. Contains either no roof, or areas within the roof to see inside. Syn: grounds …   Wiktionary

  • curtilage — n. enclosed area, confined area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curtilage — [ kə:t(ɪ)lɪdʒ] noun an area of land attached to a house and forming one enclosure with it. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr., var. of OFr. courtillage, from courtil small court , from cort court …   English new terms dictionary

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