dwell·ing n: a structure where a person lives and esp. sleeps – called also dwelling house; see also burglary◇ Courts disagree as to how permanent or consistent the habitation of a structure must be in order for it to be considered a dwelling, but most courts agree that a dwelling includes its curtilage.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
abode, camp, domicile, domicilium, domus, dormitory, edifice, habitation, homestead, house, living quarters, lodging, lodging place, lodgment, place of residence, quarters, residence, sedes, shelter, tabernacle
associated concepts: dwelling house purposes, inhabited dwelling house, multiple dwelling, principal dwelling place, private dwelling
abode, address, building (structure), domicile, habitation (act of inhabiting), habitation (dwelling place), home (domicile), house, inhabitation (act of dwelling in), inhabitation (place of dwelling), lodging, residence
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A residence; a house, building, or any enclosed space or structure used as a home; a house and all buildings attached to it; also called a dwelling house.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
For value added tax (VAT) purposes, a building where, in relation to each dwelling, the following conditions are satisfied:• The dwelling consists of self-contained living accommodation;• There is no provision for direct internal access from the dwelling to any other dwelling or part of a dwelling;• The separate use or disposal of the dwelling is not prohibited by the term of any covenant, statutory planning consent or similar provision; and• Statutory planning consent has been granted in respect of that dwelling and its construction or conversion has been carried out in accordance with that consent.The construction or conversion of a non-residential building to a building designed as a dwelling or a number of dwellings includes the construction or conversion of a non-residential building to a garage provided that:• The dwelling and the garage are constructed or converted at the same time; and• The garage is intended to be occupied with the dwelling or one of the dwellings.
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.