The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

GUEST Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A traveler who lodges at an inn or tavern with the consent of the keeper.Bac. Abr. “Inns,” C, 5; 8 Coke, 32; Mc- Daniels v. Robinson, 20 Vt. 310, 02 Am. Dec.574; Johnson v. Reynolds, 3 Ivau. 201;Shoecraft v. Railey, 25 Iowa, 555; Beale v. I’osey, 72 Ala. 331; Walling v. Potter, 35 Conn. 1S5.A guest, as distinguished from a boarder, is bound for no stipulated time. lie stopsat the inn for as short or as long time as he pleases, paying, while he remains, the customarycharge. Stewart v. McCready, 24 How. Frac. (X. Y.) 02.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.