Etymology
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curtilage (n.)

c. 1300, "vegetable garden," from Anglo-French curtilage, Old French courtillage, from Old French cortil "little court, walled garden, yard," from Medieval Latin cortile "court, yard," from Latin cortis (see court (n.)). In later use principally a legal word for "the enclosed land occupied by the dwelling and its yard and out-buildings."

updated on June 07, 2018

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Definitions of curtilage from WordNet

curtilage (n.)
the enclosed land around a house or other building;
Synonyms: yard / grounds
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