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.