The definition of curtilage are the grounds or area surrounding a house or other place where a person lives.(noun)
An example of curtilage is the front, back and side yards belonging to a house.
See curtilage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr cortillage < cortil, dim. < LL cortis, court
See curtilage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, from Old French courtillage, from courtil, diminutive of cort, court; see court .
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