A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within the fence surrounding a dwelling house.
An archaic term meaning the yard surrounding a residence or dwelling house which is reserved for or used by the occupants for their enjoyment or work. Curtilage may or may not be enclosed by fencing and includes any outhouses such as stand-alone garages or workshops. It is a term sometimes used in a search warrant which calls for a search of the residence and curtilage of a particular person.
The land and structures on property which immediately surround the residence.
An area that surrounds a building. This area could be subject to access restrictions in the interests of privacy and safety. The extent of a curtilage will depend on the size, setting and use of the building
a Court, Yard, Backside, or piece of Ground lying near, and belonging to, a Dwelling house [Sir Thomas Gatehouse, 1774
A small court, yard, or piece of ground attached to a building and forming one enclosure with it. An area of land which has special status for planning and Listed Building control purposes because of its close association with a building which will usually form one enclosure with it.
The enclosed land around a house or other building.
The area of land enclosing and including a building. Most often used in the context of a dwelling house.
a piece of ground within the limits or boundary of a property
The area of land adjacent to and associated with a dwelling house or building.
The area immediately surrounding the home. See Edward M. Hendrie's article in the April 1998 FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin entitled "Curtilage: The Expectation of Privacy in the Back Yard." [PDF
a piece of ground attached to a house
a yard or court belonging to a dwelling house
A small area forming part or parcel with the house or building which it contains or to which it is attached.
a piece of ground (as a garden or courtyard) within the fence surrounding a house
This is the area of land attached to a dwelling house and forming one enclosure with it. So usually - what we think of as the garden.
A court or area of land attached to and including a dwelling-house; Messuage
property that surrounds a dwelling; for police purposes, the curtilage is usually the portion of property that is used on a daily basis by the inhabitants.
The area normally within the boundaries of a property surrounding the main building and used in connection with it.
Land area within property boundaries. esign criteria A set of standards agreed by the developer, planners and regulators that the proposed system should satisfy.
The enclosed area of land adjacent to a dwelling house.
Strictly, the piece of ground attached to a house but normally taken to be the land within the boundaries of the property.
Curtilage is a legal term describing the enclosed area of land around a dwelling. It is distinct from the dwelling by virtue of lacking a roof, but distinct from the area outside the enclosure in that it is enclosed within a wall or barrier of some sort.