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The area considered legally part of a house or dwelling by virtue of its enclosure by a fence or habitual use in domestic activities.
[Middle English, from Old French courtillage, from courtil, diminutive of cort, court; see court.]
(Human Geography) the enclosed area of land adjacent to a dwelling house
[C14: from Old French cortillage, from cortil a little yard, from cort court]
cur•ti•lage(ˈkɜr tl ɪdʒ)
the land occupied by a dwelling and its yard, outbuildings, etc., actually enclosed or considered as enclosed.
[1250–1300; Middle English courtelage < Anglo-French; Old French cortillage=cortil yard]
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|Noun||1.||curtilage - the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"|
backyard - the grounds in back of a house
dooryard - a yard outside the front or rear door of a house
front yard - the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street
garden - a yard or lawn adjoining a house
playground - yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
side yard - the grounds at either side of a house
field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"