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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURTILAGE

They had been seen prowling about the curtilage of the ale-house the night before.

He shall also have the curtilage with the garden adjoining the hall on the north side enclosed as it is with hedges and ditches.

On the other hand, there need be no restrictions on the height or cubic contents of any building provided its curtilage be ample.

We made our curtilage here, and here we lived happy until husband died of a fever.

Lincoln laid off his curtilage on a gentle hillock having a slope on every side.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Anglo-French curtilage, from Old French cortil "little court, walled garden, yard," from Medieval Latin cortile "court, yard," from Latin cortis (see court (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURTILAGE

court

nounyard, garden of building
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.