The home or seat of a family; place of origin.
The home and appurtenant land and buildings owned by the head of a family, and occupied by him and his family.
a historic unit of area in the United States, equal to 160 acres (64.75 hectares). Under the Homestead Act passed by Congress in 1862, settlers in the western states were allowed to take title to a homestead of 160 acres of land by registering a claim, settling on the land, and cultivating it. A homestead equals 1/4 square mile, or 1/4 section in U.S. government terminology.
Property tax classification applying to owner-occupied homes and farms. Homestead property generally receives preferential property tax treatment compared to other types of property.