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MANSION Definition & Legal Meaning

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A dwelling-house or place of residence, including its appurtenant out- buildings. Thompson v. People, 3 Parker, Cr. R. (N. Y.) 214 ; Comm. v. Pennock, 3 Serg. & R. (Pa.) 199; Armour v. State, 3 Humph. (Tenn.) 3S5; Devoe v. Comm., 3 Mete. (Mass.) 325. The mansion includes not only the dwelling- house, but also the outhouses, such as barns, stables, cowhouses, dairy houses, and the like, ifi they are parcel of the messuage (that is, within the curtilage or protection of the dwelling-house) though not under the s”me roof nor contiguous to it. 2 East, P. C. 41)2: State v. Brooks. 4 Conn. 44S; Bryant v. State, (>0 Ga. 358; Fletcher v. State, 10 Lea (Tenn.) 339. In old English law. Residence; dwelling.


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